Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Julian Arguelles: Phaedrus (2010)

Julian Arguelles (born 28 January 1966 in Birmingham, UK) is a saxophonist. He is currently a member of the HR Big Band in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Arguelles started playing with big bands including the European Community Big Band that toured throughout Europe. In 1984 he moved to London. He studied briefly at Trinity College of Music before joining the much acclaimed band Loose Tubes, staying with them for four years and recording two albums. In 1986 he received the prestigious Pat Smythe award for young musicians. The first album by Julian Arguelles , Phaedrus, featured pianist John Taylor. The second CD Home Truths was a quartet which included Steve Swallow. Julian has worked with musicians drawn from around the world including Archie Shepp, Tim Berne, Hermeto Pascoal, Steve Swallow, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Peter Erskine, Chris McGregor, Evan Parker, Mike Gibbs, John Scofield, Carla Bley, Dudu Pukwana, Arturo Sandoval, and Giorgio Gaslini. Julian is also a member of several big bands including The Kenny Wheeler Big Band, Django Bates' Delightful Precipice and Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra.
“It’s good to find a record that does justice to British saxophonist Julian Argьelles extraordinary talents. Julian plays to his lyrical, passionate and highly individual best on soprano and tenor.” (Linton Chiswick, Time Out)
1.Phaedrus (8:50)
2.The Invisible Thread (9:28)
3.Duet (1:43)
4.Forests (9:27)
5.Maxine (6:41)
6.Red Rag (4:47)
7.Wild Rice (5:11)
8.Everything I Love (8:04)
9.Hi Steve (7:04)
Julian Arguelles - tenor/soprano sax
John Taylor - piano
Mick Hutton - bass
Martin France - drums
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