1999 release. "Julie Tippetts is one of the foremost European vocalists in the field of contemporary jazz and improvised music.Her recording and performing career has taken her from the early years of soul / jazz / R & B with Brian Auger in the 1960's to working with some of the world's leading improvising musicians today. Her extended use of the voice as an instrument has led her to develop a vocal technique beyond the boundaries of a conventional singer. She has performed and recorded solo and with groups such as Centipede, Ovary Lodge, Ark, Mujician, The Georgian Ensemble, The Dedication Orchestra and Keith Tippett's Tapestry. Shadow Puppeteer is a suite of compositions and improvisations in which Julie's voice and various instruments (wind chimes, tambourine, mandolin, thumb pianos, zithers and bells) are multi - tracked to showcase the full extent of her powers of expression and imagination."