Tipping Point (band)

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Tipping Point
Years active2013 (2013)–present
LabelsLamplight Social
Website jamesmainwaringmusic.com/tipping-point
  • James Mainwaring
  • Matthew Bourne
  • Mick Bardon
  • Joost Hendrickx

Tipping Point is an experimental contemporary jazz quartet from England, founded in 2013 by James Mainwaring. All members are alumni of Leeds College of Music and active in other successful projects.

Tipping Point released their debut album, The Earthworm's Eye View, in October 2015 on Lamplight Social Records. The album was described as "Playful, dark, skilful and spontaneous… a surefooted trip across many persuasions in contemporary music" [1] by John Fordham in the Guardian and to have “moments of collective beauty” by Daniel Spicer in Jazzwise . [2] The Earthworm's Eye View was also dubbed a best album of 2015 by Jazz on 3 [3] and The Guardian. [4]


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  1. Fordham, John (22 October 2015). "Tipping Point: The Earthworm's Eye View review – surefooted modern jazz". the Guardian. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. "Tipping Point". James Mainwaring Music. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  3. "Best of 2015, Jazz on 3 - BBC Radio 3". BBC. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. "The best albums of 2015: how our writers voted". The Guardian. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2016.