Newport Jazz Festival: Darcy James Argue's Secret Society live

Airs Tuesday, April 2 at 9 p.m. The composer Darcy James Argue has steadily been rescuing the big band from the dustbin of anachronism through a combination of enormously open ears and a gigantic well of patience. But it's paying off: After the release of his debut album Infernal Machines, the greatness of the Secret Society became an open secret, and his "co-conspirators" have now recorded a much-anticipated sophomore album. Eighteen of them give us a taste, including a peek at the Brooklyn Babylon project, originally designed for live music and live painting.

Set List:
Blow-Out Prevention
Selections from Brooklyn BabylonTransit

This concert is made possible by NPR Music and was recorded at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Darcy James Argue, composer/conductor
Erica von Kleist, woodwinds
Rob Wilkerson, woodwinds
Sam Sadigursky, tenor saxophone/woodwinds
John Ellis, tenor saxophone/woodwinds
Josh Sinton, baritone saxophone/woodwinds
Seneca Black, trumpet
Tom Goehring, trumpet
Matt Holman, trumpet
Nadje Noordhuis, trumpet
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet
Mike Fahie, trombone
Marshall Gilkes, trombone
James Hirschfeld, trombone
Jennifer Wharton, bass trombone/tuba
Sebastian Noelle, guitar
Gordon Webster, piano
Matt Clohesy, bass
Jon Wikan, drums/percussion