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Newport Jazz Festival
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.
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