BBC Reviews Darcy James Argue’s Infernal Machines

John Eyles reviews Darcy James Argue’s debut release, Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam Records), in a June 2nd post in the Music section of the BBC Web site.

Infernal Machines ably demonstrates what all the fuss has been about,” he writes. “Secret Society achieves a nearly perfect creative synthesis between tradition and innovation, without obvious tensions. The band displays many of the attractions of steam-age big-bands: tight ensemble playing, memorable themes, imaginative arrangements, and fine soloists. Darcy James Argue has created a big band for the twenty-first century that builds on the strengths of the past while using the genre to produce dynamic contemporary music.”

Catch the New York-based band, which just returned from its first European tour, tonight at the International House in Philadelphia as part of the Ars Nova Workshop series.

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