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Tiny Lower Case

by The Tiptons Sax Quartet

A mix of ska, punk, funk, spoken word, rock mash-ups, anthems, songs of joy, noise bop, jazz and traditional Italian music.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Peppe (feat. Peppe Voltarelli)
0:08 album only
2. Wave Waltz Hardcore
4:00 $0.99
3. Amara Terra Mia (feat. Peppe Voltarelli)
5:33 $0.99
4. Zoology
5:21 $0.99
5. Humans in Tiny Lower Case
3:43 $0.99
6. The Unfolding
7:00 $0.99
7. And There I Thought
3:20 $0.99
8. Fight the Good Fight
4:16 $0.99
9. Bronty
3:26 $0.99
10. Kickamar
6:01 $0.99
11. All Good Things (feat. Peppe Voltarelli)
3:04 $0.99
12. Earth Slows Down
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Album Notes
The all-women Tiptons Sax Quartet with drums play and sing spellbinding soulful concerts, teach entertaining workshops to people of all ages and musical abilities, have composed for 3 Seattle Metro Busses, collaborated and recorded with
Ne Zhdali (a Russian folk punk band), taught and conducted a workshop with a 30-voice choir in a 7th C. Benedictine Abbey in Austria, provided live music (while dancing!) with the Pat Graney Dance Company, and have produced several multimedia performances.

Their 11th CD 'tiny lower case' comes out in January, 2014 on Sowiesound Records (Austria) and their own label Zipa! / Spoot Music. It was recorded in Mantova Italy during their Spring 2013 European tour, and includes the exceptional participation of Italian singer Peppe Voltarelli.
They will be touring in Europe in March/April 2014.

Each Tipton contributes a potent and unique voice in the band. The group features Jessica Lurie and Amy Denio, original members and lead composers of the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet (BTMSQ). Founder Amy Denio (alto sax, clarinet, voice) works in the international creative new music scene, and composes for dance, film, and multi-media. Jessica Lurie (alto and tenor sax and voice) has a background in jazz, Eastern European music, songwriting, improvisation and multi-media, as well as a long stint on the jam band scene as a member of Seattle's The Living Daylights. Tina Richerson (baritone saxophone and voice) is based mostly in traditional jazz, creating beautiful micro-big band arrangements for the group. Sue Orfield (tenor sax, voice) brings a unique voice to blues scenes around the country, combining her love of jazz, rock, funk and bluegrass to her playing. Drummer Robert Kainar, is one of the most wanted drummers of the Austrian Jazz scene. His work with artists like Ann Klein, k3, dreamhunter, Lisa Wahlandt and many others made him well known all over the globe. His style oscillates between jazz, club beats, trance, noise and drum and bass and he creates a space for improvisation and artistic freedom.

The Tiptons blow up a mess of Balkan, Second Line, and carnivalesque lines, joyful, wry, and well traveled. … a hard blowing, rhythm-driven bunch of reeds.
Mark Fefer, The Stranger (Seattle)

"...The rich, brassy sounds of all those saxes never leaves you wanting there to be a guitar or piano; they handle all the chores just fine by themselves, and then some. Back in the Swing Era, all party music was driven by a lot of horns. The Tiptons Sax Quartet Laws Of Motion makes me wonder why party music couldn't be that way again."
Victor Aaron, Something Else! Prestige Records

"The Tiptons are one of my very favorite bands these days. Beautiful arrangements that are both funky and swinging, amazing solos, and, increasingly, incredibly beautiful vocalizing. They range far over the map in terms of their interests, but wherever they alight, there's something moving, strange, beautiful, and new. No one else surprises me as much and with such stunning musicality."
Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm

“... Minute precision, solid arrangements, an excellent control of dynamics, a multi-stylized repertoire, and sparkling execution. ...(and) their unique singing style creates shapes and timbres that move into experimental jazz. It is truly a beautiful lesson of what is vital in jazz, inviting, crossing genres, filled with radical thought that can be maintained without losing its tenderness.”
Flavio Massarutto, ll Gazzettino

“... entrancing beats with luscious tones and harmony stacks big enough to climb.”
All About Jazz: Seattle.

"The quartet, with lead composers Amy Denio and Jessica Lurie, gravitates to funk and the bitter edge, using both saxes and voices. The group's diverse experiences are embedded in the set."
Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer

"...a mix of oneiric rhapsodizing and jump-band scat."
Jon Garelick, The Boston Phoenix

Their recordings have been broadcast on US National Public Radio, Austrian National Radio, and on radio stations worldwide. They have been featured in Downbeat Magazine (February, 2010), and reviewed internationally.

THE TIPTONS have appeared at venues and music festivals worldwide including: Donauinsel Festival (Austria), Carega Jazz Festival (Italy) TAKTLOS Festival (Switzerland); The North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands); Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (USA); du Maurier Jazz Festival (Canada); MIMI Festival (France); Bumbershoot Music Festival (USA); The Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival (USA); Horfest (Austria); Klinkende Munt Music Festival (Belgium); 1994 NYC Gay Games (USA); Michigan Women's Music Festival (USA); Jazz Festival Goerlitz (Germany); Women in Movement Festival (USA); Earshot Jazz Festival (USA); Crossroads Music Festival (Italy); Teatro in Campo (Italy), Jazzmiele Festival (Italy); Hallovino Festival (Switzerland); Festival Belleville (Italy); and Now Is The Time Festival (Italy).



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