The Microscopic Septet @ 92YTribeca
The music of The Microscopic Septet is the sound of jazz in 20th century America: all of it, from Ellington to Ayler, bebop to Zorn, Dixieland to experimental, captured in a microcosm. It distills the essence of jazz as a popular music into a sound that swings, a music that is intelligent, sometimes smart-aleck, and always good fun.
In 2009 Cuneiform Records released Lobster Leaps In, the first newly recorded Microscopic Septet CD since the late 1980s.
What: The Microscopic Septet
Where: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St. New York, NY 10013
When: Saturday, December 5, 2009, two sets starting at 10PM
Price: $18/adv $20/door