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Microscopic Septet: Chance Meeting with the Future

By Published: February 7, 2011
AAJ: Why did you disband in '92?

PJ: It was basically because we had been doing our thing, for quite a while—we went through this thing over and over again: at that time in the late '80s and early '90s there was a whole rash of signings to major labels of downtown musicians and more avant-garde musicians who were constantly almost getting a great record deal and it kept falling through at the last minute and we could not get a record out. And I have to say, I was feeling extremely frustrated.

Another reason was I wanted to start doing some different things with different instruments and I was very committed to the work I was doing in film scoring in the early '90s.

JF: From my perspective, the decision to put the band on hold for a decade or so, meant the future was allowed to begin for me.

Selected discography

The Microscopic Septet, Friday the 13th (Cuneiform, 2010)

The Microscopic Septet, Lobster Leaps In (Cuneiform, 2008)

The Microscopic Septet, Surrealistic Swing (Cuneiform, 2006)

The Microscopic Septet, Seven Men in Neckties (Cuneiform, 2006)

Photo Credit:

All photos courtesy of Microscopic Septet

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