Strange Flower

by Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums

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12 songs penned by each of the players, inspired by the lonely echo of train whistles at night, scientific findings on bees from Harper’s Magazine, and covering genres from micro-Big Band to Gospel, Bluegrass to Balkan, Whimsical Jazz to Nocturnal Funk. Chris Stromquist on Drums. Musical scores available upon request.

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released November 1, 2010

Amy Denio: alto sax, clarinet, voice; Jessica Lurie: alto & tenor sax, voice; Sue Orfield: tenor sax, voice; Tina Richerson: baritone sax, voice; Chris Stromquist: drums

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Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums Seattle, Washington

Based in New York, Seattle, and Eau Claire, the Tiptons perform original compositions and arrangements of world music on saxes, clarinet, voices and drums/percussion. With music that covers musical territory from New Orleans “second – line” to jazz, Afro-Cuban to Balkan, Klezmer and beyond, the Tiptons create some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet.. ... more

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Track Name: Strange Flowers (Piacere Alveare)
Strange flowers.
Honey bees who waggle-butt are head-butted by their hive mates when danger is present.
Bees can remember human faces, but only if they are tricked into thinking that we are strange flowers.