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

MARLBORO – Live at The Falcon on Thursday, Apr. 6 at 7:oo p.m. performance is a CD release for the band’s “Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me: The Micros Play The Blues”.

Featuring:
Richard Dworkin (drums), David Hofstra (bass), Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone), Mike Hashim (tenor saxophone), Dave Sewelson (baritone saxophone), Don Davis (alto saxophone), Joel Forrester (piano)

The Microscopic Septet – considered one of the most unique bands to come out of the New York Downtown scene of the 1980s – could not suit a single category.

The Micros have distinguished themselves as a raucously fun, musically adept, and wickedly clever jazz band. A brilliant blend of fresh-sounding ideas, orchestrations, and inspired soloing, topped by a unique combination of swing, energy, and humor that DownBeat Magazine recently described as “seminal, brilliant post-modern jazz.”

Never limited to jazz alone, they reward even casual listeners with tasty bits of klezmer, Latin, R&B, tango, and tributes to pop entertainment ranging from silent comedy through big-screen melodrama, with stops at Warner Brothers cartoons and B-movie camp along the way. Unencumbered by the humorless purism of uptown jazz critics, audiences quickly recognized what the former took decades to see: music this eclectic doesn’t require a cap and gown to appreciate it.

For more information http://www.microscopicseptet.com/

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