Darcy James Argue’s Infernal Machines One Of Time Out New York’s Best Albums Of 2009

December 21, 2009

Time Out New York‘s Music Editor Steve Smith chose Darcy James Argue’s Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam) as the only jazz record on his 10 best albums of 2009 list, published in the latest issue.

“Composer and bandleader Argue’s highly anticipated debut offered an expansive, inclusive new jazz that’s open to all,” Smith wrote.

The magazine’s five-star review of Infernal Machines, written by David R. Adler for the May 7th issue, can be found here.

Harris Eisenstadt’s CD Release Tour Begins Tomorrow

October 23, 2009

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt is about to hit the road to celebrate his latest recording, Canada Day (Clean Feed).

The record documents his original book of music for the longstanding quintet, Canada Day, featuring Nate Wooley (trumpet), Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone), Chris Dingman (vibraphone) and Eivind Opsvik (bass).

Check out Eisenstadt and Wooley playing a stripped-down version of the track “Kategeeper” in the Time Out New York office.

The tour begins Saturday with the first of two nights at New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe and continues with concerts in Buffalo, Rochester and Toronto.

Here’s the complete schedule:

10/24 :: Cornelia Street Cafe (New York, NY)
10/25 :: Cornelia Street Cafe (New York, NY)
10/27 :: York University (Toronto, ON)
10/27 :: Tranzac (Toronto, ON)
10/28 :: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, NY)
10/29 :: The Bop Shop (Rochester, NY)

Darcy James Argue: The Photographer

September 3, 2009
Photo by Ben Anaman

Photo by Ben Anaman

Time Out New York‘s annual Photo Issue hits the streets this week and with it a section they call NYC in Pictures featuring photos of New York taken by 100 of the publication’s “favorite NYC celebrities, artists, photographers, and real new yorkers.”

Among this prominent list of would-be shutterbugs is our own Darcy James Argue, who has popped up on a number of radar screens since the release of his debut, Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam) in May.

Each person was given a single use camera and asked to document “their New York.”

You can check out Darcy’s photos, among images taken by musicians such as Sean Lennon and Little Steven Van Zandt, here.