By Larry Blumenfeld
Updated January 19, 2007 05:00 AM

Seven Men in Neckties and Surrealistic Swing collects the output of the wildly inventive four-sax-and-rhythm-section ensemble led by pianist Joel Forrester and soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston, including hard-to-find tracks and Forrester’s NPR Fresh Air theme. Imagine Basie, Monk, and Beefheart tossed into a blender, swinging as one.