Audio from Secret Society's set at the Newport Jazz Festival is streamable and downloadable here, courtesy NPR. There are also sets from many of the other amazing groups that played the festival, including Dafnis Prieto, Miguel Zénon, The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell, Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project, and more — the programming at Newport really is an embarassment of riches. Many hours of tremendous music-making await you here.
Jon Garelick has a Newport write-up in the Boston Phoenix, in which he says some nice things about our performance, despite his initial apprehension that the large ensembles booked this year would feature "too much pastel harmony and no rhythmic drive." We in the Society are pretty much dedicated to the opposite of that, so we are pleased to have been able to ally his concerns.