Jazz at the Atlas
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society - Brooklyn Babylon
Brooklyn Babylon is the highly anticipated sophomore album from Darcy James Argue and his innovative 18-piece big band Secret Society.
The follow-up to their critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated debut, Infernal Machines (2009), Brooklyn Babylon was conceived in collaboration with Croatian-born visual artist Danijel Zezelj, whose narrative inspired Argue’s mash-up of musical styles: progressive jazz, early-American popular styles, Balkan folk musics, and the sounds of Brooklyn’s diverse contemporary music scene. Zezelj’s artwork places the action in a larger-than-life, mythic Brooklyn, where past, present, and future coexist. Plans are afoot to construct an immense tower — the tallest in the world — right in the heart of the city. Lev Bezdomni, a master carpenter, finds himself torn between his personal ambition and his allegiance to the community when he is commissioned to build the carousel that will crown it.
The album was selected as one of NPR’s “15 Jazz Albums To Look Out For In 2013.”
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Watch the Teaser for Brookyln Babylon.