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"Darcy James Argue's big band skillfully realizes the leader's mature, emotive compositions and thick arrangements." — Hank Shteamer, Time Out NY

“Darcy James Argue has developed an experimental yet accessible voice as a composer… his gifts are outstanding.” — Bob Brookmeyer

A rising composer on the New York jazz scene, Darcy James Argue directs Secret Society, a dynamic 18-piece band featuring his original works. The group includes fiery players like trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, saxophonist Erica vonKleist, pianist Mike Holober, and drummer… read more

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  • Darcy James Argue's got some incredible talent in managing tension, building it up and letting it out it at the best possible moment. Habeas Corpus is a very good example of this I think.
  • Too brilliant.
  • deal with the fact that this is one of the best bands in the united states right now
  • "Infernal Machines" is one of the best 09 jazz albums
  • i've never thought that big band could sound like this
  • I first heard, and played (Transit), Darcy's stuff 2 years ago. I'm still deeply fascinated with every aspect of his writing.
  • Outstanding!
  • I enjoyed them in Moers and think they generate a great new comeback for big bands ..
  • <3
  • Fantastic.

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