Steve Argüelles: Melody in Rhythm - A Musical Portrait

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This week we focus our attention British drummer, composer, arranger, producer, label manager and all around creative soul, Steve Arguelles, an artist that has kept himself busy listening to a wide range of sources of inspiration for almost four decades. So in these two hours we'll look into the eclectic output, which ranges from folk infused jazz to electronica, of one of the most compelling European improvisers.

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" (Self-released) 0:00
  • Steve Argüelles "Busy Listening" Busy Listening (Babel) 0:16
  • Host talks 3:10
  • The Recyclers "Farfisa" Visit (Deux Z) 5:33
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 11:18
  • The Recyclers "Togo" Rhymes (Deux Z) 12:16
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 16:38
  • The Recyclers "Mopti" Visit (Babel) 17:23
  • Host talks 21:24
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 22:27
  • The Recyclers "Kitchen" Davout (Bureau du Son) 23:55
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 26:06
  • The Recyclers "La rua Madureira" Morceaux Choisis (Rectangle) 26:44
  • Ashley Slater "Sand" Busy Listening (Plush) 30:00
  • Christine Tobin "Night Talking" You Draw the Line (Babel) 33:53
  • Host talks 37:58
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 40:12
  • John Taylor Trio "Hermana Guapa" Blue Glass (Ronnie Scott's Jazz House) 41:41
  • Loose Tubes "Open Letter To Dudu Pukwana" Open Letter (Editions EG) 46:31
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 51:22
  • Human Chain "Freely" Human Chain (Loose Tubes Limited) 52:40
  • Human Chain "Bumpa Bumpa" Cashin' In! (Editions EG) 55:55
  • Host talks 58:15
  • Julian Argüelles "Amasi" Let It Be Told (Basho Records) 1:00:47
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 1:04:20
  • Steve Argüelles "The Windup" Circuit (Babel) 1:05:15
  • Steve Argüelles "Nice Work If You Can Get It" Busy Listening (Babel) 1:08:56
  • Steve Argüelles "Hati Hati" Circuit (Babel) 1:12:58
  • Host talks 1:16:28
  • Omar Sosa "Nuevo Manto" Mulatos (Otá Records) 1:19:05
  • Csaba Palotaï, Steve Argüelles, Rémi Sciuto "Karma Junction" Antiquity (BMC Records) 1:25:46
  • Trio Jorrit Dijkstra "Lijnen IV" European Echoes
  • (BV Haast Records) 1:29:42
  • Host talks 1:37:21
  • Benoit Delbecq "Strange Loop" Pursuit (Songlines) 1:39:35
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 1:44:25
  • Ambitrionix "Cithéa" 9volt Trippin' (Plush) 1:45:42
  • Poolplayers "A Triple of Keys" Way Below the Surface (Songlines) 1:50:25
  • Host talks 1:53:08
  • Manasonics "Cassavetes" Foley (DStream) 1:55:45
  • Interview with Steve Argüelles 1:59:43
  • Deqjam "Part II" DeqJam (Plush) 2:00:35
  • Benoît Delbecq "Line 3" Pianobook (Plush) 2:01:59
  • Host talks 2:04:58
  • Steve Argüelles "Take Five" Blue Moon in a Function Room (Babel) 2:08:18
Photo credit: Vincent Bourre.

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