Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: Box
Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet Amy Denio-alto sax; Barbara Marino-baritone sax; Maya Johnson-soprano and tenor sax; Jessica Lurie-alto and tenor sax; Pamela Barger-drums The BTMSQ is an all-female saxophone quartet with drummer, named after the big band saxophonist Billy Tipton, a woman who lived as a man for more than fifty years. With a repertory that ranges from Eastern European funk and jazz, to New Orleans jump-groove, klezmer and punk, BTMSQ creates some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet. On this, their New World debut, they strut their formidable chops on thirteen (mostly) originals, running the spectrum from funky, swinging, up-tempo romps (Likka Law, Tri Monk, Disgruntled Postal Worker, Vorrei Dire Due Parole, Soleil) through languid, mid-tempo numbers (In Effect, Boise) to the moody, reflective Crna Machka and a tenderly rendered arrangement of a Hendrix/Miles Davis hybird (All Manic). Completing this musical gumbo is a swinging rendition of a traditional Cajun tune (Belle). “This group of women don’t fool around; they’re gritty, not pretty, playing hardcore jazz with an edge. They honk, funk, scream and slow dirge, and come laughingly back on a disc full of ambitious original material. This Box is a complete package.” —JazzTimes

Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet

Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: Box

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Tri-Monk
Jessica Lurie
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Crna Machka (Black Cat)
Jessica Lurie
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Disgruntled Postal Worker
Amy Denio
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In Effect
Jessica Lurie
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Boise
Amy Denio
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Vorrei Dire Due Parole
Jessica Lurie
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Soleil
Jessica Lurie
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All Manic (Manic Depression)
Jimi Hendrix
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Cud
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Likka Law
Amy Denio
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Le Goo Wop
Geri Allen
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Belle
Traditional
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For My Beautiful Wife On Her Birthday
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