October 17, 2009
Both sets of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society performing at The Jazz Gallery on September 18th are now available for download.
“Secret Society doesn’t exactly swing so much as groove, stomp and sort of rock,” wrote Howard Mandel in his blog review of the show. “There’s a touch of minimalism somewhere in composer-conductor DJA’s background, and some very sly wit that stops well short of dire irony.”
If you like what you hear, please consider making a donation to cover the 18-piece band’s often overwhelming overhead costs through Fractured Atlas.
August 29, 2009
Photo by Lindsay Beyerstein
The complete July 15th performance by Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge is now available for free download from the band’s Web site.
This concert, the group’s first in its native New York since the release of its acclaimed debut, Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam Records), featured the American premiere of “Hard Up on the Down Low”, a commissioned piece Argue unveiled at Canada’s National Jazz Awards in May.