MICROSCOPIC SEPTET

Surrealistic Swing

2007-01-12

The Microscopic Septet created music that wasn't easily labeled in any one particular style. Although their music swings, it has a novelty sound and doesn't hesitate to briefly delve into avant-garde jazz, Latin music or whatever whimsical notion comes to the mind of the band's composers and soloists. This two-CD compilation is the second part of a complete series of the group's recordings It's apparent that a first-rate reed section was required to tackle these demanding charts and each lineup of the Microscopic Septet manages to swing the heck out of the zany compositions of Phillip Johnston and Joel Forrester. – Allmusic.COM

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