Home » Jazz Articles » Julian Arguelles

Jazz Articles about Julian Arguelles

6
Album Review

Martin Iaies featuring Julian Arguelles: New Beginnings

Read "New Beginnings" reviewed by Chris May


Born in Argentina but resident in Graz, Austria since 2019, Martin Iaies' aptly titled New Beginnings is the guitarist's second album, following Rewind & FF (El Club del Disco, 2018). And it is a zinger. In Graz, Iaies completed formal guitar studies in 2022, and recorded New Beginnings the same year. He leads a quartet of Austrian-based musicians: Serbian bassist Miloš Čolović, drummer Andreas Reisenhofer and British saxophonist Julian Argüelles, the eldest player in the lineup, who ...

4
Album Review

Julian Arguelles: Tonadas

Read "Tonadas" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Saxophonist supremo Julian Argüelles previously worked with the inventive pianist Ivo Neame on Escape Hatch's Roots Of Unity (Whirlwind, 2016) and with bassist Sam Lasserson and drummer James Maddren on his album Tetra (Whirlwind 2015). With over a dozen albums recorded as leader, and with his essential contribution as a member of the inimitable big band Loose Tubes, his talent is not to be ignored. If that curriculum vitae wasn't enough, he's also recorded or worked with the likes of ...

4
Live Review

Live From Old York: Julian Argüelles, Poltergeist, Dr. Feelgood & North Mississippi All-Stars

Read "Live From Old York: Julian Argüelles, Poltergeist, Dr. Feelgood & North Mississippi All-Stars" reviewed by Martin Longley


The Julian Argüelles Quartet The University Of York October 12, 2013 Saxophonist Julian Argüelles grew up in Birmingham, spent much of his career in London and can now be found stomping around the coastal village of Belhaven in Scotland. Over the years, he's developed an ongoing relationship with The University Of York, on both the teaching and performance fronts. This gig gave Argüelles the opportunity to present his current youthfully spry cohorts, nearing ...

396
Album Review

Julian Arguelles: Momenta

Read "Momenta" reviewed by Chris May


Following fast on the delicately wrought solo album Inner Voices (Tone Of A Pitch, 2008), on which Julian Arguelles played a panoply of overdubbed saxophones, clarinets and flutes, here's a more extrovert outing from the lyrical and emotionally engaged British reed player. Momenta was made with the 16-piece Frankfurt Radio Bigband, and has the added bonus of rising star Gwilym Simcock, more usually associated with the saxophonist Tim Garland, as featured pianist.

During the 1980s, Arguelles spent four ...

279
Album Review

Julian Arguelles: Inner Voices

Read "Inner Voices" reviewed by Chris May


If a solo album by a saxophonist sounds a little dry and rigorous ... wait! Julian Arguelles' Inner Voices dodges any such preconceptions, delivering instead a melodic, foot-tapping hour of gentle, feel-good music. An album it closely resembles isn't in fact a solo saxophone album at all, but fellow British reed player Finn Peters' mellifluous Butterflies (Accidental, 2008), an engaging confection of strong tunes played by close-harmonized flutes and saxophones over supple motor rhythms, in which the jazz tradition is ...

170
Album Review

Julian Arguelles: Partita

Read "Partita" reviewed by Nic Jones


Partita, the sixth CD to come out under the leadership of Julian Argüelles, consists of fifteen tracks occupying less than 48 minutes, and over half of them don't even top the two-minute mark. Argüelles concentrates more or less exclusively on his tenor sax for the longer tracks, while the snippets are literally too short to merit prolonged discussion. It all makes for frustrating listening.

The meditative air of the relatively extended “Warm Winter Coat Of Spruce features Argüelles overdubbing various ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by JazzFest Gallery
Polls & Surveys
Vote for your favorite musicians and participate in our brief surveys.
Publisher's Desk
NOW PLAYING music stand contest winners announced!
Read on...

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.