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Join me and my co-conspirators as we record the music from our groundbreaking multimedia performance, Brooklyn Babylon.
Join me and my co-conspirators as we record the music from our groundbreaking multimedia performance, Brooklyn Babylon.
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Thank you for a spectacular year!

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As we all embark on an exciting new year, I'd like to take this opportunity to look back on 2013, and thank each of you for making the release of Brooklyn Babylon possible. You stepped up and helped fund the recording before we had even hit the studio, because you believed in what we were doing. I know I speak for all of the musicians involved in Secret Society when I tell you we are tremendously appreciative of your support.

Here is a sampling of some of the year-end accolades Brooklyn Babylon has received:

GRAMMY nominee — Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Album of 2013 — The New Republic
Best Jazz Album of 2013 — Lucid Culture
Best Jazz of 2013 — Slate
2013 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll
• NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013
Best Albums of 2013 — The Boston Globe
NewMusicBox 2013 Staff Picks
iTunes Best of 2013: Jazz
Top 10 Recordings of 2013 — The Province
Top 25 Classical Albums of 2013 — Rhapsody

None of this would be possible without your support. The reality of the present-day recording industry is such that without fan-funding from folks like you, albums on the scale of Brooklyn Babylon would simply never get made. It's only with your help that we were able to document and release this music for the world to hear, for which we are grateful beyond measure!

Yours appreciatively, and best wishes for the year to come,

— Darcy James Argue

The wait is almost over...

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The album is in the can

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THANK YOU ALL

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New sponsored co-conspirator: MIKE FAHIE

Hi all,

With just 29 hours to go (as of this writing), another update on the CO-CONSPIRATOR PACKAGE -- trombonist Mike Fahie has been sponsored!

The remaining 15 Secret Society musicians are still available, should you wish to help underwrite their appearance on the album. You can read profiles of them in our KNOW YOUR CO-CONSPIRATORS series, which has been a daily feature on the Secret Society blog since June 1. You can read them all here:

http://www.secretsocietymusic.org

Cheers, thanks, and very best wishes,

- DJA