Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Announces Shows at NYC's Jazz Gallery (11/07) & Da Camera of Houston (11/09)
Brooklyn-based composer-bandleader Darcy James Argue and his innovative 18-piece bigbandSecret Society announce two notable performances on November 7th at New York City's famedJazz Gallery and on November 9th as part of the highly praised Da Camera of Houston concert series. The group will showcase music from their critically acclaimed sophomore album Brooklyn Babylon, as well as brand new material that includes works originally commissioned by the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos and the West Point Jazz Nights.
Argue, who recently topped the "Arranger" category in DownBeat Magazine's 61st Annual Critics Poll, will also perform separately from the ensemble at Seattle's Earshot Music Festival on October 31st with the Cornish Contemporary Big Band. Details for all three performances below.
Declared "vital and absorbing" (Nate Chinen, The New York Times), "remarkable" (Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times) and named one of NPR Music's "25 favorite albums of the year (so far)", Brooklyn Babylon was conceived in collaboration with Croatian-born visual artist Danijel Zezelj, whose narrative inspired Argue's mash-up of musical styles: progressive jazz, early-American popular styles, Balkan folk musics, and the sounds of Brooklyn's diverse contemporary music scene (including LCD Soundsystem, Dirty Projectors and more). The result led DownBeat Magazine to proclaim, "Argue refuses to be easily boxed and defined, except by one word: amazing."
(Note: These performances will not feature multimedia.)
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society at NYC's Jazz Gallery
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Sets at 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Tickets: $20.00 general ($10.00 for members)
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Venue website: http://www.jazzgallery.org