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The Tiptons (The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet)

The Tiptons (The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet)
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The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet was named in honor of big band saxophonist and pianist Billy Tipton, following the post-mortem revelation that Tipton was actually a woman who lived as a man for more than 50 years. Many believe that this allowed Tipton to pursue a career in the male-dominated world of jazz. Taking the spirit of Tipton's legacy, saxophonists Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Barbara J. Marino and Marjorie de Muynck embarked on a quest to defy the conventions of what a saxophone ensemble could do. Later members have included Maya Johnson, Sue Orfield, Tobi Stone, and Tina Richerson, with Denio and Lurie being constant since the beginning in 1993. The group has often worked with a drummer and collaborated with other ensembles from around the world, drawing material from various folk traditions in addition to rock and jazz.
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http://thetiptonssaxquartet.com
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The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums — Tiny Lower Case The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums — Tiny Lower Case
(Sowiesound sws 800, 2014, CD)
The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet — Strange Flower The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet — Strange Flower
(Spoot Music no#, 2010, CD)
The Tiptons Sax Quartet — Laws of Motion The Tiptons Sax Quartet — Laws of Motion
(Spoot Music SpootLaws, 2008, CD)
The Tiptons — Tsunami The Tiptons — Tsunami
(No Man's Land nml 0532, 2005, CD)
The Tiptons — Surrounded by Horns The Tiptons — Surrounded by Horns
(Stockfisch SFR 357.4034.2, 2004, CD)
The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet — Sunshine Bundtcake The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet — Sunshine Bundtcake
(Horn Hut HHR-5, 2000, CD)
The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet & Ne Zhdali — Pollo d'Oro The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet & Ne Zhdali — Pollo d'Oro
(No Man's Land nml 9824, 1998, CD)
The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet — Box The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet — Box
(New World 80495-2, 1996, CD)
FoMoFlo — Slugs and Firearms FoMoFlo — Slugs and Firearms
(God Mountain GMCD 024, 1996, CD)
The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet — Saxhouse The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet — Saxhouse
(Knitting Factory KFWCD-143, 1993, CD)

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