Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Microscopic Septet-- Rockin' Reeds & A Reunion!

...Fresh Air's been on the radio since 1991; I started checking it on WNYC when I was back in NYC and I still do out here on the coast...I've learned a lot from Ms. Gross' shows over the years about current events, entertainment, foreign affairs, books, articles...and music!

...I got a double-dip of great radio on last night's Fresh Air Broadcast yesterday (11/29/06) because, in addition to the Ariel Levy Q & A, Terry interviewed musicians and composers Phillip Johnston and Joel Forrester of The Microscopic Septet, who wrote the show's theme and whose tunes are used as incidental music between segments...these guys are quite tight and in addition to Cuneiform Records' re-release of the double-disc anthology History of the Micros: Seven Men in Necties and the LP Surrealistic Swing, the group will reunite for a series of shows but as far as I can see, alas, they're only performing on the east coast which is a bummer because I won't get to see 'em...you can learn more about these guys at their official website ; or check an audio file of Lobster in the Limelight...


...Seven Men in Neckties: History of the Micros, Vol. 1 is already in iTunes (just copped myself 20-plus tracks of great jazz!) but you can get CD copies of both at their site if you're in the region go check one of their shows (posted below)...

Thursday, Nov 30, 2006 @ 8PM
World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PApresented by NPR's Fresh Air, with Terry Gross
-- Terry will be MC'ing the show

Friday, Dec 1, 2006 @ 2PM
Sound Check, with John Schaefer, WNYC-FM( live radio broadcast)

Friday, Dec 1, 2006 @ 11:30PM
Joe's Pub, New York, NY

Saturday, Dec 2, 2006 @ 9:30PM
Joe's Pub, New York, NY

Watch their space for further additions

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