New Darcy James Argue Download

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.

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John Hébert Featured In AllAboutJazz-New York

September 11, 2009
Photo by Scott Friedlander

Photo by Scott Friedlander

Andrey Henkin’s feature on bassist/composer John Hébert in the September issue of AllAboutJazz-New York is now available online.

In this article, Hébert discusses his influential experiences working with the legendary Andrew Hill and its impact on his own work as a leader. His debut recording, Byzantine Monkey (Firehouse 12 Records), was released in June.

Hébert and the band from that record, also called Byzantine Monkey, will celebrate the release with back-to-back nights at New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe starting September 25th.

These performances will feature saxophonists Michaël Attias and Tony Malaby, flautist/clarinetist Adam Kolker, percussionist Satoshi Takeishi and drummer Michael Sarin.