Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Infernal Machines on New Amsterdam Records
Out yesterday on New Amsterdam Records... I'm really thrilled to be a part of this record and it's been a thrill seeing it get so much well-deserved attention and doing a great CD release at Galapagos last week. Thanks to Suzi Beyerstein for sponsoring my participation on the record.
Check out the amazing press this record has been getting:
"[A] fresh jolt of discovery [...] a potent debut [...] the weight of its achievement feels properly definitive."
— Nate Chinen, New York Times
"For a wholly original take on big band's past, present and future, look to Darcy James Argue."
— Seth Colter Walls, Newsweek
"It's maximalist music of impressive complexity and immense entertainment value, in your face and then in your head."
— Richard Gehr, Village Voice
"[A] seven-track marvel of imagination."
— David Adler, Time Out New York
"Infernal Machines stands defiant, updating the big band tradition for the new millennium while presenting exciting possibilities for the future."
— Troy Collins, All About Jazz
"[A] wonderful combination of sounds, styles, moods and messages"
— Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant
"[T]his is a seriously great record, one of the finest examples of new jazz I’ve heard in the past decade, one of the finest big band records ever made, one of the finest jazz records I’ve truly ever heard."
— George Grella, The Big City
"Among the young turks, Darcy James Argue has the most heat."
— Trevor Hunter, NewMusicBox
"An exciting stylist with an abundance of ideas, Argue deserves his place alongside Schneider, Hollenbeck and other contemporary big band arrangers who are looking beyond traditional notions of what a large jazz orchestra should, and can, sound like."
— James Hale, Jazz Chronicles