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Microscopic Septet

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The music of The Microscopic Septet was the sound of jazz in 20th C. America: all of it, from Ellington to Ayler, bebop to Zorn, Dixieland to experimental, captured in a microcosm. It distilled the essence of jazz as a popular music into a sound that swung, a music that was intelligent, sometimes smart-aleck, and always good clean fun. Optimistic and upbeat, full of innocent confidence, the Microscopic Septet captured not only the sound of jazz, but also the sound - or soundtrack - of 20th Century America. No wonder, then, that when National Public Radio (NPR) needed a new theme song for one of its most popular shows, “Fresh Air, with Terry Gross”, broadcast to every home in America, it asked this band to compose the tune and has used it ever since....
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    Manhattan Moonrise

    Cuneiform Records
    2014
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    Friday the Thirteenth: The Micros Play Monk

    Cuneiform Records
    2011
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    Friday The 13th

    Stash Records
    2011
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    Friday the Thirteenth - The Micros Play Monk

    Cuneiform Records
    2010
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    Lobster Leaps In

    Cuneiform Records
    2009
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    Lobster Leaps In

    Cuneiform Records
    2008
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    Surrealistic Swing

    Cuneiform Records
    2006
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Manhattan Moonrise

Cuneiform Records (2014)

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