May 312020

this bubbled up to the surface a couple of days ago, and i’ve listened to it a few times since.  the info file has one of the best commentaries i’ve read in an info file in a very long time – i’ll quote just a tiny bit, that nicely sums up the secret society (and this recording), with a tip o’ the hat to ‘bombdiggity’

remarkable original compositions, brilliantly arranged and conducted, and quite well played. of particular note to me is david dejesus on the final number.

this likely will appeal to fans of jazz, big band, orchestras, modern composers, new music, and/or classical, and perhaps even those slightly inclined to the avant-garde side of things.

i know, sounds a bit all-things-to-all-people, right?  normally that’s the kiss of death, but not this time.

btw, if you want more (in addition to their albums), here’s a few secret society shows available on the npr website:  darcy james argue’s secret society: newport jazz 2014 and in ‘real enemies,’ darcy james argue confronts a post-truth world  and john ellis, darcy james argue on jazzset.  there may be more, but those are ones that popped up in my searches.

darcy james argue’s secret society
kennedy center,
washington, dc, usa
5 jan 2011

darcy james argue : agent in charge
sebastian noelle : guitar [webpage didn’t work in my usual browser but did in another]
red wierenga : piano, keyboard
matt clohesy : bass
jon wikan : drums
seneca black : trumpet
tom goehring : trumpet
matt holman : trumpet
nadje noordhuis : trumpet
david smith : trumpet
noah bless : trombone
tim sessions : trombone
kevin moehringer : trombone
jennifer wharton : trombone
david dejesus : winds
rob wilkerson : winds
sam sadigursky : winds
mark small : winds
josh sinton : winds

01. transit (8:45)
02. phobos (12:55)
03. induction effect (13:56)
04. roll call (1:46)
05. obsidian flow (11:12)

tt : approx 48:30

recording: 2 x nakamichi cm-100 w/ cp-1 cardiod capsules >
oade c modded edirol r-44 (recorded @ 24/96)
edit/track/levels/downsample (to 16 bit/44.1 mhz): cool edit pro 2.1
sector realign/flac/torrent: tlh

support the artists. buy the cd, see them live.

sample: 01 transit.mp3

Mar 102018

here’s another offering from the fine folks at ‘planet fun camp’, who recorded a number of great shows at the sidedoor in old lyme, connecticut.  i search for them periodically on dime, just to make sure i don’t miss any.  this is a super recording (as always) of a show that i think is sure to please.  big thanks to “lisa e.” who was the planet fun camp attendee!

noah preminger quartet
the sidedoor jazz club
old lyme, ct. usa
14 march 2014

noah preminger: sax
matt clohesy : bass
rudy royston: drums
dan tepfer: piano

set i:

01. introduction by chris 01:25
02. try a little tenderness 09:48
03. promises kept 11:09
04. band intros with funny stories 02:10
05. blues for steve wilson 11:22
06. banter 01:52
07. porcelain (red hot chili peppers) 04:20
08. background music 10:10
09. banter 01:43
10. dedicated to you (for his mother in attendance) 07:33
11. crowd 00:49


set ii:

01. ut 09:35
02. banter 01:07
03. the sun will come out tomorrow 08:00
04. banter 01:35
05. ut 09:23
06. banter 02:51
07. my blues for you 07:32
08. banter 01:39
09. ut 12:10
10. crowd 01:15

tt 1:57:30

location: table top in front of stage right
recorded using: teac vr-10 using internal mics set at +6
transfer: sdcard > wav > audacity (tracking & labeling) > flac

sample:  s2 t05 unknown.mp3

covers by pete, using a screenshot of a youtube video of the noah preminger quartet (but different lineup) from 1 nov 2014, also at the sidedoor.