Most recently, the ensemble has added a collection of classic rock arrangements by Hendrix, Bowie, Bruce (Cream), Dylan and Lenon McCartney as well as more recent gems by Amy Winehouse, Flaming Lips and KT Turnstall.
Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune stated Flippomusic as " ...creates a texture as exotic as it is original... a music at once complex and transparent, sophisticated and accessible."
The band performs both instrumental and vocal programs, featuring Flippo on vocals and can appear as a duo, trio or quartet.
Their newest CD, Life on Mars, (Oppilf Records) features the trio and was be released in May of 2016 and received airplay throughout the US, South America, Europe and Africa. It include striking arrangements of rock and pop classics from the 60s and 70's by Bowie, Hendrix, Lennon/McCartney, Dylan, Bruce, Wonder and (Joni) Mitchell.
"If Six Were Nine" was chosen for the
Jazz Connect 2016 Jazz Jukebox Jury
conducted at the Jazz Connect Conference 2016
- Jazz Times Magazine
NEW RELEASE in MAY 2016
Life on Mars - The Dave Flippo Trio
“Jazzified” Rock Classics (and a few standards) Original jazz arrangements of tunes by Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Jack Bruck (Cream), Lenon-McCartney, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder
"JAZZ Goes the POP!"
- "Jazzified" Rock Classics and Contemporary Gems.
The Dave Flippo Trio presents a dazzling collection of unique, inventive jazz arrangements of popular contemporary music from the 60’s to the present. Since 1992, the band has been performing in the Chicago area at festivals, libraries, colleges and local clubs, most recently at Eddie V's Prime Seafood, the Underground Wonderbar and Jerry's Wicker Park.
- The program includes the music of classic rock artists:Lennon/McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and Jack Bruce (Cream). Contemporary recording artists in the band’s book include: Amy Winehouse, KT Turnstall, Flaming Lips, Sting, Jason Mraz and Train.
- The group also can perform as a quartet or duo, with or without vocals.
(Recorded on the upcoming release Life on Mars on Oppilf Records - Release date: March 2016)
- Vocal Jazz Settings of the Ancient Tao Te Ching
Eighteen vocal settings of the Tao Te Ching by Dave Flippo built off his 'lyricized' texts, "clothed" in a wide variety of styles . . . swing, bossa, ambient, rock, tango bossa, (contrapuntal) Indian and others. The collection of brief thoughts, which seem extremely relevant today, are insights into the workings of nature, the earth and human behavior. The program includes a mix of vocals and offers plenty of high energy music balanced with ballads and gentle Latin works. Sample texts can be found here.
(Recorded on their CD Tao Tunes on Oppilf Records - 2011)