PHOTOS: Darcy James Argue's Secret Society at Kings Place (2017 EFG LJF

Darcy James Argue
Photo credit : John Watson / jazzcamera.co.uk


Sebastian writes:

John Watson's pictures capture a special gig in the 2017 EFG London Jazz Festival. It really is a whole seven years since Darcy James Argue's Secret Society came to London and performed at Cafe Oto (REVIEW).

Last night, they finally came back, with support from the Canadian High Commission in London and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation they brought the Real Enemies music.

John L Walters has described on this site the power and importance of this music in his CD review (HERE). And on the strength of hearing this astonishingly tight, dark and sinister music live last night it would be impossible to demur from his judgment that it is indeed "a mind-blowing example of truly great, era-defining jazz composition."

And also hats off for the sound: Kings Place - where LJN has its office - was designed as an acoustic hall, and I have never heard a sound engineer render amplified sound in it quite so vividly and convincingly. 
Darcy James Argue
Photo credit : John Watson / jazzcamera.co.uk


Darcy James Argue
Photo credit : John Watson / jazzcamera.co.uk


LINK: See also Richard Williams' eloquent write-up of this concert

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