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Brooklyn Babylon (2013)

Erica von Kleist piccolo, flute, alto flute, soprano sax, alto sax, electronics

Rob Wilkerson flute, clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax

Sam Sadigursky clarinet, tenor sax

John Ellis clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax

Josh Sinton clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, baritone sax

Seneca Black trumpet, fluegelhorn

Tom Goehring trumpet, fluegelhorn

Matt Holman trumpet, fluegelhorn

Nadje Noordhuis trumpet, fluegelhorn

Ingrid Jensen trumpet, fluegelhorn, electronics

Mike Fahie euphonium, trombone

Ryan Keberle trombone

James Hirschfeld trombone, tuba

Jennifer Wharton bass trombone, tuba

Sebastian Noelle acoustic & electric guitar

Gordon Webster acoustic & electric piano, melodica

Matt Clohesy contrabass & electric bass

Jon Wikan drum set, tapan, surdo, cajón, shaker, tambourine, misc. percussion

Darcy James Argue composer, conductor, ringleader

On “Missing Parts,” the entire ensemble plays miscellaneous percussion.



All compositions by Darcy James Argue (Cercopithecine Music/SOCAN).

Recorded June 19-21 at Avatar Studios Studio C, New York NY.

Engineered by Brian Montgomery and Paul Cox.

Mixed by Brian Montgomery. Mastered by Randy Merrill at Masterdisk.



  • 2014 GRAMMY nominee: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
  • 2014 JUNO nominee: Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year
  • Best Album of 2013, The New Republic
  • Best Jazz Album of 2013, Lucid Culture
  • 2013 DownBeat Critics' Poll, Big Band & Arranger
  • Top 10 Album, 2013 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll
  • Top 10 Album, 2013 DownBeat Readers' Poll


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    Infernal Machines (2009)

    Erica von Kleist flute, alto flute, soprano sax, alto sax

    Rob Wilkerson flute, clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax

    Sam Sadigursky clarinet, soprano sax, tenor sax

    Mark Small clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax

    Josh Sinton clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone sax

    Seneca Black trumpet, fluegelhorn

    Tom Goehring trumpet, fluegelhorn

    Laurie Frink trumpet, fluegelhorn

    Nadje Noordhuis trumpet, fluegelhorn

    Ingrid Jensen trumpet, fluegelhorn

    Mike Fahie trombone

    Ryan Keberle trombone

    James Hirschfeld trombone

    Jennifer Wharton bass trombone

    Sebastian Noelle acoustic & electric guitar

    Mike Holober acoustic & electric piano

    Matt Clohesy contrabass & electric bass

    Jon Wikan drum set, cajon, pandeiro, and misc. percussion

    Darcy James Argue composer, conductor, ringleader



    All compositions by Darcy James Argue (SOCAN).

    Recorded December 15-17, 2008 at Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ.

    Engineered & Mixed by Paul Cox. Mastered by Randy Merrill at Masterdisk



  • 2011 GRAMMY nominee: Best Jazz Large Ensemble Album
  • 2012 DownBeat Critics' Poll: Rising Star, Big Band
  • 2011 DownBeat Critics' Poll: Rising Star, composer
  • 2010 DownBeat Critics' Poll: Rising Star, Composer, Rising Star, Arranger & Rising Star, Big Band
  • 2010 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards: Large Ensemble of the Year & Up & Coming Artist of the Year
  • 2010 JUNO Award nominee: Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year
  • Best Debut, 2009 Village Voice Jazz Critics' Poll
  • Album of the Year, 2010 El Intruso International Critics' Poll
  • Included on over 100 Best-of-the-Year Lists, including the New York Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, Paste, the Ottawa Citizen, and others.