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Wabi Sabi 04:14
Root Dance 05:05
Jouissance 05:58
Memory Bait 04:32
Moadl Joadl 03:44
Working Song 05:22


The Tiptons’ 14th recording Wabi Sabi features eleven new compositions for saxophones, voice and drums. This powerful collection of new music illustrates beauty in our chaotic world, and is inspired by the Japanese philosophy “Wabi Sabi" which encourages us to “find beauty and take pleasure in the imperfect”. Exploring modern field hollers, the hum of tires on the Autobahn, tricks for the mind, a yodeling deconstruction, popping funk for December’s doldrums, upbeat grooves for bad people with good intentions, this music delivers pure joy! Wabi Sabi galvanizes your senses and takes you through unforgettable soundscapes.

Thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign, the Tiptons Sax Quartet met in Seattle in January, 2020 to rehearse, perform and record these 11 new songs for Wabi Sabi, their 14th Album.
You can download it here
The CD and LP will be available in 2021.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the campaign!!!

This project is testament of the human willpower to survive obstacles
when on a creative path. One by one the sax players all came down with a severe case of the flu with high fevers and extreme lung infections; similar symptoms as the very contagious COVID-19 virus.

While battling this virus, they recorded, overdubbed and mixed all
tracks in 6 days.


released January 1, 2021

Amy Denio: alto sax, voice
Jessica Lurie: soprano, alto, tenor sax, voice
Sue Orfield: tenor sax, voice
Tina Richerson: baritone sax, voice
Robert Kainar: drums

Recorded by Floyd Reitsma at Studio LITHO in Seattle in January, 2020.
Mixed by Floyd Reitsma and the Tiptons.
Mastered by Rachel Field @ Resonant Mastering in Seattle.
Artwork by Waldemar Kufner
CD & LP design by Dieter Kager

Released on Sowiesound Records
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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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