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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 ...

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Infernal Machines

Read "Infernal Machines" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

A little more than a decade ago, Maria Schneider served notice that big band jazz was no longer the domain of our grandparents. She has gone on to own the genre and now, Brooklyn resident and star Schneider pupil, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society takes it to an exceptional place with his debut, Infernal Machines. What ...

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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Infernal Machines

Read "Infernal Machines" reviewed by Ted Gordon

From the first listening of this album, it is clear that Darcy James Argue intends to make a strong statement about the boundaries of musical genres--of jazz and new music--as well as about musical aesthetics and technology. This album consists of Argue's compositions for “big band" (or “large ensemble," depending on whom you ask) with a ...

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Infernal Machines

Read "Infernal Machines" reviewed by David Rickert

What's a guy to do when he has aspirations to form a big band in this day and age? Certainly the odds are against him; for one thing, there isn't much of a market for it, and the cost of taking that many musicians on the road (much less paying them) can be cost prohibitive. But ...

Darcy James Argue: Infernal Machines

Read "Infernal Machines" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Desiring to be ensconced in an environment of music is a dream. Dreams can come true. And Darcy James Argue's band, Secret Society, catches those dreams in its first recorded effort. Taking its title from how John Philip Sousa described the phonograph at the turn of the 20th century, Infernal Machines articulates Argue's music well, in ...

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Infernal Machines

Read "Infernal Machines" reviewed by Troy Collins

The reverb-drenched cajon rhythm, subtle electric guitar washes and lush horn refrains that open Infernal Machines, the studio debut of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, introduce the sound of a big band like no other--proving that the critical acclaim lavished upon this eighteen-piece ensemble since their first gig in 2005 has been entirely justified.

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