Leading his interviewer up to his second-floor apartment on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Darcy James Argue, the leader of the Secret Society, a postmodern, 18-piece, big-band jazz outfit, apologized for the mess. He’d just received a new shipment of Secret Society T-shirts.
“They are all over my apartment,” he said. Mr. Argue’s flat is Read More
One of the great New York marriages of character and setting has to be the Mingus Big Band’s regular Thursday-night engagement at Fez, the Time Cafe’s pseudo-Moroccan basement of iniquity. Charles Mingus is the great, if often unacknowledged, spirit behind the postmodern Downtown jazz esthetic that put the Knitting Factory on the map, but it’s Read More