Tiny Lower Case
Zipa! / Spoot Music / Sowiesound, March, 2014
With 11 new tracks, Tiny Lower Case was recorded in Mantova Italy during the Tiptons’ Spring 2013 European tour, and includes the exceptional participation of Italian singer Peppe Voltarelli. This CD features original compositions by all of the band members sprung from a wealth of inspirations including: stories of personal myths and survival, universal superstitions, a prayer for cancer victims, the science of the earth’s seasonal rotations, Conlon Nancarrow “funk-a-fied”, punk waltzes, confronting discrimination and what “home” sounds like.
Zipa! / Spoot Music, October, 2010
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.
Laws of Motion
Zipa! / Spoot Music, July, 2008
11 songs penned and arranged by the Tiptons ~ from Afrobeat to Algerian rai music, dreamscape soundscapes with haunting vocals, luscious original jazz, rhythms from Macedonia, a gorgeous anthem, and 2 covers – of a Pugliese tarantella, and a Amis Tribe (Taiwan) song to console all the spirits around us. Recorded in Minneapolis on their free day during a midwest tour. Chris Stromquist on drums.
Zipa! / Spoot Music, October, 2005
10 songs recorded during Hurricane Katrina, with guest artist Spoonman on ‘Gemini Rising’. Leather jazz, Italian whistling, more whimsical jazz, the old Loisada vibe, Percussion Orchestral Latin, Funk, Second Line and Tango. Elizabeth Pupo Walker on percussion and electronics.
Zipa! / Spoot Music, March, 2004
11 songs with inspiration ranging from tango to italian, circular funk, soundtrack for a Russian film, Klezmer, Armenian, Jazz and Balkan styles.
Powerhouse & The Penguin by genius Raymond Scott. Elizabeth Pupo Walker on percussion and electronics.
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