Microscopic Septet, The / Lobster Leaps In
Album:Lobster Leaps In Collection:Jazz
Artist:Microscopic Septet, The Added:Jan 2009
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-03-08 Pull Date:2009-05-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 10May 3Apr 26Apr 19Apr 12Mar 29Mar 15

Recent Airplay
1.May 14, 2015:Jump, Jive, & Jazz
Lt. Cassawary
4.May 08, 2009:Memory Select
2.Jul 15, 2014:Heptagonal Banana
Money Money Money
5.May 08, 2009:The Rent Party
Night Train Express
3.Jul 03, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Got Lucky
6.Apr 28, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
Got Lucky

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-03-08 
Cuneiform, 2008

ODDBALL JAZZ – Still delightfully irreverent 15+ years after disbanding, the briefly reunited Micros offer up fun neo-retro music drawing from the whole spectrum of jazz, played with humor and an accessible swing. Group conceptually with Steven Bernstein or even perhaps Mostly Other People Do The Killing (but without the freaky edge).

* * * * * | No duds. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10

1. 4:21 – happy-go-lucky swing, Ellingtonia with an oblique twist
2. 8:03 – odd Calypso: starts happy, grows increasingly ominous, ends happy
3. 4:09 – bouncy swing, a gleeful and catchy stomp
4. 6:05 – catchy tango riff spun round & turned on its head, becomes a party
5. 8:35 – plodding melancholy leads into a cool boppin’ stroll
6. 6:55 – tuff swaggering strut, sax solos get down, great drums (circus break!)
7. 4:01 – Fast ‘n’ goofy, freewheeling fun with some Monkish harmonics
8. 9:18 – starts relatively “out,” somehow becomes a 1950’s pop sway
9. 6:11 – uptempo, spinning groove, some disorienting moments. Way cool.
10. 5:40 – mixes up modern jazz, N’awlins second-line, 1950s R&B, swing
11. 9:53 – sneaky start, gently drifts thru free jazz & upbeat bop sections

[ Fo ] 03/08/09

Track Listing
1.Night Train Express 6.Life's Other Mystery
2.Disconcerto For Donnie 7.Almost Right
3.Lobster Leaps In 8.Money Money Money
4.Got Lucky 9.Lt. Cassawary
5.Lies 10.Twilight Time Zone
 11.The Big Squeeze