Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: Box

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Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: Box 55:51 $11.98
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1 Tri-Monk 3:53 $1.49 Buy
2 Crna Machka (Black Cat) 5:56 $1.49 Buy
3 Disgruntled Postal Worker 3:26 $1.49 Buy
4 In Effect 6:15 $1.49 Buy
5 Boise 3:35 $1.49 Buy
6 Vorrei Dire Due Parole 2:31 $1.49 Buy
7 Soleil 4:26 $1.49 Buy
8 All Manic (Manic Depression) 4:40 $1.49 Buy
9 Cud 3:34 $1.49 Buy
10 Likka Law 3:12 $1.49 Buy
11 Le Goo Wop 8:51 44.1/16 Album only
12 Belle 2:50 $1.49 Buy
13 For My Beautiful Wife On Her Birthday 2:42 $1.49 Buy

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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