Darcy James Argue's Secret Society + Fight the Big Bull

Bandleader-composer Darcy James Argue’s music has a dark and foreboding quality, even as it pulses with rock energy, imbued with a harmonic sophistication that places him in the lineage of Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider and other large-ensemble modernists. Still riding high on the success of one of 2009's most talked-about albums, Infernal Machines, Argue is unquestionably making the big band cool again. Avant-jazz combo Fight the Big Bull opens the show.