This internationally renowned all-female saxophone quartet with drums has a world-wide repertoire ranging from micro-Big Band to Gospel, Bluegrass to Balkan, from Chamber Jazz to Funk to Free Jazz Improvisation. Their distinctive sound is forged by saxophones, voices, clarinet, drums and inventive percussion, creating a genre-busting ‘world soul’ sound.
Homage to Billy Tipton, a female-born saxophonist who lived their life as a man in the 20th century to realize their dreams ~ and be a professional musician ~ The Tiptons are Amy Denio (co-founder on alto sax, clarinet, voice) and co-leader Jessica Lurie (soprano/alto/tenor sax, voice), Sue Orfield (tenor sax, voice), Tina Richerson (baritone sax, voice) and Robert Kainar (drums, percussion) from Salzburg, Austria.
“…a mix of oneiric rhapsodizing and jump-band scat.”
Jon Garelick, The Boston Phoenix
“The quartet, with lead composers Amy Denio and Jessica Lurie, gravitates to funk and the bitter edge, using both saxes and voices.”
Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer
_ “…The rich, brassy sounds of all those saxes never leaves you wanting…”
Victor Aaron, Something Else! Prestige Records
“The Tiptons [play] beautiful arrangements that are both funky and swinging, amazing solos, and, increasingly, incredibly beautiful vocalizing… 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
“Wabi Sabi was inspired by the Japanese aesthetic principle of transience and imperfection and, ironically, [the Tiptons have] produced an album that’s pretty damned perfect … soaring vocalized melodies … a global embrace of culture championed through improvisation … casting joyful lament.” ~ John Pietaro THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD | MARCH 2021
“… Some of the most lusciously irreverent music in jazz … deviously entertaining … one catchy, harmonically rich number after another, drawing on styles from Romany brass to Soca to dixieland and many points in between. “ NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
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