May 12

Performance Archive

Darcy James Argue & Todd Sickafoose

Friday, May14th & Saturday May 15th 2010 at 10:30pm 45 Bleecker

45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

Subway: B,D,F,V to Broadway-Lafayette 6 to Bleecker

Manhattan New Music Project (MNMP) and Search & Restore present a two-night, double bill performance by jazz composer-artists Darcy James Argue and Todd Sickafoose at 45 Bleecker on May 14th and 15th, 10:30pm

10:30pm: Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors Bassist and composer Todd Sickafoose, a native of the Bay Area, has become an integral member of the New York City jazz scene, as both a leader and sideman. Credited for his proficiency across genres, Sickafoose has collaborated with the likes of Ani DiFranco, Don Byron, Andrew Bird, Trey Anastasio, Nels Cline, Tony Furtado, and many others. Sickafoose will be performing music from his latest album, Tiny Resistors (Cryptogramophone), which the New York Times has stated “features a number of tunes in which horn parts and guitar lines swirl around a calmly asymmetrical pulse.” John Ellis (sax/clarinet), Alan Ferber (trombone), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Mike Gamble (guitar), and Rudy Royston (drums) will accompany him for this performance.

11:30pm: Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Praising Darcy James Argue for his talents as a bandleader and composer, the New York Times recently called his work “a wickedly intelligent dispatch from the fading border between orchestral jazz and post-rock and classical minimalism… radiates self-assurance, and an almost chilling steadiness of conviction.” Argue will be performing works with his 18-piece big band, Secret Society, from his debut album, Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam Records). This release was one of the most talked about jazz albums of 2009, and was featured on over 70 best-of-the-year lists, including New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, and Village Voice.

About Search & Restore: Search & Restore is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining, expanding and exploding the live jazz audience in New York City among younger and bigger audiences. Through creative concert presentation and, the best resource for live jazz in New York City, Search & Restore aims to unite a community around forward thinking jazz and is determined to shatter the pretense that an audience needs to understand the music before they hear it. Rather, Search & Restore feels that jazz being made today is some of the most human music ever made, and will bring these incredible melodies and improvised insanities to as many people as possible. Don’t try and stop them.

This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.