Jazz From Planet Flippo - Otherworldly Jazz
Original Compositions & Arrangements by Pianist /Vocalist Dave Flippo
Dave Flippo-piano/vocals/melodica, Dan Hesler-saxes.flute, Heath Chappell-drums, Donn De Santo-bass
REVIEWS for DEDICATIONS
SKILLFUL SMOKING JAZZ WONDERS ~ "Pure joy....The volcanic arrangement Dave created for the band’s performance of Stevie Wonder’s Too High is pure pleasure to listen to...this is (absolutely) the BEST performance of this classic tune I’ve ever listened to. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 5.00 ...
also gets a “PICK” from me for “best jazz ensemble”.
by Contemporary Fusion Reviews, D.C. ~ Read the full review HERE or ONLINE.
Since 1992, this ensemble has presented the original compositions and arrangements by pianist/vocalist Dave Flippo in festivals, colleges, clubs and libraries throughout the Chicago area. Their music is showcased on their five CD releases Their 6th CD, Dedications, was released in June, 2021 and has a CD Release Party set for July 3d, 1-4pm at Skokie's Sketchbook Brewery - 4901 Main Street, Skokie with indoor and outdoor listening available.
Flippo's puts his own jazz spin on familiar contemporary rock and popular songs made popular by J.Hendrix, Bowie, Bruce, Dylan, Wonder, Lennon/McCartney, Jackson, Wilson, Winehouse and Radiohead and mixes his own innovative and compelling originals into the program to offer his listeners music that is both familiar and new.
Jazz Connect 2016 Jazz Jukebox Jury Award
If Six Were Nine by Jimi Hendrix, arr. Flippo
was chosen for the Jazz Connect 2016 Jazz Jukebox Jury conducted at the Jazz Connect Conference 2016- Jazz Times Magazine