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Microscopic Septet

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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Discography

Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play the Blues

Been Up So Long It...

Cuneiform Records
2017

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Manhattan Moonrise

Manhattan Moonrise

Cuneiform Records
2014

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Friday The 13th

Stash Records
2011

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Friday the Thirteenth

Friday the Thirteenth

Cuneiform Records
2011

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Friday the Thirteenth: The Micros Play Monk

Friday the...

Cuneiform Records
2011

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Friday the Thirteenth - The Micros Play Monk

Friday the Thirteenth...

Cuneiform Records
2010

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Lobster Leaps In

Lobster Leaps In

Microscopic Septet
Lobster Leaps In

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