From: IL, United States
Genre: Jazz, Progressive Jazz, Vocal Jazz
FLIPPOMUSIC formed in 1992 by Dave Flippo, with the plan of bringing his "globaljazz" pieces to life and sharing it with the Chicago community. What started as a mad experiment of fusing jazz with different world music grooves and styles (CDs: "Tendrils of Light" and "Ganesh") has expanded to include Flippo's original vocal works (CD: When the Heart is Strong")--many in his personal contemporary jazz style. The band's latest recording project -"Tao Tune" returns a bit to the original global fusion theme--this time a blend of ancient Chinese thought with modern jazz. Flippo's love of the ancient (and surprisingly relevant) Tao Te Ching inspired him to create adapted lyrics and set them in a wide variety of styles to depict the many moods and grooves of life.