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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Real Enemies

Read "Real Enemies" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Real Enemies, la performance multimediale che Darcy James Argue ha presentato in varie occasioni nell'ultimo anno, ci consente di apprezzare con la dovuta concentrazione la multiforme ricchezza dei suoi percorsi.
A sette anni dal debutto con Infernal Machine (seguito nel 2012 da Brooklyn Babylon) l'arrangiatore canadese conferma d'essere il massimo orchestratore emerso nel decennio, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Brooklyn Babylon

Read "Brooklyn Babylon" reviewed by Luca Canini

Che Brooklyn sia il cuore musicale della New York del terzo millennio è ormai un dato di fatto. Le spietate leggi del mercato immobiliare, da una decina d'anni o giù di lì, hanno costretto improvvisatori e jazzisti ad attraversare l'East River, in fuga da una Manhattan sempre più cara. Brooklyn nuovo rifugio e nuova frontiera, dunque, ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans

Read "I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo la morte di Gil Evans e Thad Jones nella seconda metà degli anni ottanta e la progressiva uscita di scena di George Russell, il ruolo del compositore/orchestratore nel jazz ha sofferto di un gap generazionale. Meno marcato di quanto è apparso pubblicamente ma comunque consistente. Anche se negli anni novanta già operavano figure del calibro ...

Take Five With Josh Brown

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Meet Josh Brown:

Josh made the move to New York in the early 2000s. He quickly began establishing his name as an up-and-coming jazz trombonist, studying with jazz greats Slide Hampton, Steve Davis, and Barry Harris by day, while cutting his teeth on the local scene at night. Aside from his work as a leader, ...

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Brooklyn Babylon

Read "Brooklyn Babylon" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part of the audience engagement process in multimedia performance is the integral dynamic of conflict and resolution between forms. Take one of them away and you have a different sensory experience. So, having witnessed graphic artist Danijel Zezelj and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society create separate but integrated works of art in the live performance of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Erica Seguine / Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra: New York, October 20, 2011

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Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra
Somethin' Jazz Club
New York, NY
October 20, 2011

Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz postulated that the present becomes the past only when a new present emerges. The existence of the contemporary big band--exemplified by restless creativity but a somewhat limited playing capacity--seems to belong to a handful of ...

Darcy James Argue To Tour Canada With His 18-piece Big Band Secret Society

Darcy James Argue To Tour Canada With His 18-piece Big Band Secret Society

First Canadian performances by JUNO and GRAMMY® nominated ensemble Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian-born Darcy James Argue and his 18-piece big band Secret Society will embark on a four-city tour of prominent Canadian jazz festivals during the month of June, 2011. These are the first Canadian appearances for Secret Society, an ensemble that includes four other Canadian ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Multi-talented Trombonist Ernest Stuart Releases First CD "Solitary Walker" March 15

Multi-talented Trombonist Ernest Stuart Releases First CD "Solitary Walker" March 15

From humble beginnings to headlining Philadelphia and New York City clubs, Ernest Stuart is a multi-talented trombonist who's played alongside The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Branford Marsalis, Billy Paul, The O'Jays, Charles Tolliver Big Band and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, among others. Stuart's heavily awaited debut CD, Solitary Walker, rolls out nationally on March 15, 2011 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Creature Combos In NYC: Los Lobos, The Detroit Cobras, Bonobo, Gato Loco & Fight The Big Bull

Read "Creature Combos In NYC: Los Lobos, The Detroit Cobras, Bonobo, Gato Loco & Fight The Big Bull" reviewed by Martin Longley

Los Lobos
City Winery
December 31, 2010


For no immediately apparent reason, New York City has recently been invaded by acts that peck or gobble their names straight out of a bestiary. Los Lobos played two shows on New Year's Eve, with this first set neatly sidestepping ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Infernal Machines

Read "Infernal Machines" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Continuano a maturare frutti squisiti tra le fronde della nuova Brooklyn. L'ultimo in ordine di tempo caduto dall'albero newyorchese risponde al nome di Darcy James Argue, ha poco più di trent'anni, è nato a Vancouver, in Canada, e ha studiato con Maria Schneider e Bob Brookmeyer al New England Conservatory di Boston. Suona il piano Darcy James, ma di mestiere ...