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The Microscopic Septet

The Microscopic Septet
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The Microscopic Septet was formed by pianist Joel Forrester and soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston with the idea to make jazz entertaining, harkening to the days of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Raymond Scott, but infused with the inventiveness of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
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The Microscopic Septet — Been up So Long It Looks Like down to Me The Microscopic Septet — Been up So Long It Looks Like down to Me
(Cuneiform Rune 425, 2017, CD)
The Microscopic Septet — Manhattan Moonrise The Microscopic Septet — Manhattan Moonrise
(Cuneiform Rune 370, 2014, CD)
The Microscopic Septet — Friday the Thirteenth The Microscopic Septet — Friday the Thirteenth
(Cuneiform Rune 310, 2011, CD)
Microscopic Septet — Lobster Leaps In Microscopic Septet — Lobster Leaps In
(Cuneiform Rune 272, 2008, CD)
The Microscopic Septet — Surrealistic Swing: The History of the Micros, Vol. 2 The Microscopic Septet — Surrealistic Swing: The History of the Micros, Vol. 2
(Cuneiform Rune 238/239, 2006, 2CD)
The Microscopic Septet — Seven Men in Neckties: The History of the Micros, Vol. 1 The Microscopic Septet — Seven Men in Neckties: The History of the Micros, Vol. 1
(Cuneiform Rune 236/237, 1985/2006, 2CD)

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