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Concerts

Saxophonist John Ellis (center) performs with Matt Perrine (left) on sousaphone at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

July 18, 2013 Intense, forward-looking music for dancing and dreaming, recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Darcy James Argue conducts his Secret Society at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

August 4, 2012 The composer has steadily been rescuing the big band from the dustbin of anachronism.

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Darcy James Argue

August 7, 2010 More than a half-century after big bands were popular, Argue filters pop music through his big band.

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Studio Sessions

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May 5, 2009 Argue's Secret Society is a fresh take on the big-band sound, pushing the studio to the limit.

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Interviews & Profiles

Darcy James Argue

October 13, 2009 An 18-piece steampunk jazz ensemble is the brainchild of composer and blogger Darcy James Argue.

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Discover Songs

Vijay Iyer

December 6, 2009 In 2009, young talents such as Vijay Iyer were among many who transcended the standard.

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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society's new album, Brooklyn Babylon, comes out April 30.

April 21, 2013 In a future metropolis, one man's ambition abuts his loyalty. An ultramodern big band keeps score.

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Infernal Machines

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  • Album: Infernal Machines
  • Artist: Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
  • Label: New Amsterdam
  • Released: 2009