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Steve Arguelles

Born in 1963, an anglo-catalan now living in France, Steve Argüelles during his teenage years started his career in England with youth orchestras which were part of the British jazz scene, later joining groups lead by John Taylor, Lee Konitz, Dudu Pukwana and important associations with musicians such as Steve Lacy, Alex Balanescu, Shirley Horn, Hugh Masekela or Ronnie Scott. Together with pianist Django Bates he formed the group `Human Chain’ and they became key figures in the big-band `Loose Tubes’ that during the 80s was a shooting star of young British Jazz. Becoming one of the most in demand drummers in Europe, in 1991 he moved to Paris and began regular collaborations with Benoît Delbecq, Noël Akchoté, Marc Ducret, Corin Curschellas as well as leading a quintet with his brother saxophonist Julian Argüelles

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sarah Murcia: Eyeballing

Read "Eyeballing" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

A poco più di vent'anni entra a far parte della Magic Malik Orchestra, formazione nella quale resterà per oltre due lustri. Poi la carriera di Sarah Murcia (studi classici di pianoforte e violoncello prima, il contrabbasso sotto la guida di Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark poi) apre nuovi orizzonti. Diviene apprezzata compositrice di musiche da film, teatro e danza ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Do the Jazz Shuffle

Read "Do the Jazz Shuffle" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we have have decided to do the jazz shuffle, and by shuffle we don't mean the jazz rhythm, but the feature that allows to play anything on a hard-drive in a randomized order. A perfect approach to revel through unexpected pairings, daring juxtapositions and accidental non sequiturs. After all if one ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Omar Sosa: Building Bridges Not Walls

Read "Omar Sosa: Building Bridges Not Walls" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Cuban-born pianist, Omar Sosa is a passionate man. Music, religion, family, his relationship to the planet—all these are inseparable to an artist whose musical world is steeped in the Afro-Cuban heritage that he draws upon so personally and individually in his work. Spinning culinary metaphors to describe the processes of music-making, he sings the praises of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Steve Argüelles: Melody in Rhythm - A Musical Portrait

Read "Steve Argüelles: Melody in Rhythm - A Musical Portrait" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

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 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 ...

Davout

Label: Bureau de Son
Released: 2018
Track listing: Whammy; Nouvettes; Caboose; Kitchen; Minaret; +X.

ARTICLE: RADIO

(Not So) Standards

Read "(Not So) Standards" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

For decades jazz standards have provided improvisers with both a vehicle and a testing ground for their creativity. In some cases they have taken more liberties than others. This week we focus on not-so-standard renditions of jazz standards, from “Take Five" to “My Favorite Things," from “Mood Indigo" to “'Round Midnight," two hours of jazz played ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Recyclers: Davout

Read "Davout" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

La collaborazione tra il percussionista inglese residente a Parigi Steve Arguelles ed il pianista francese Benoit Delbecq è di lunga data (si incontrarono ad un workshop di Steve Coleman ben venticinque anni fa) così come di lunga data è il loro coinvolgimento con l'elettronica (versante Ambitronix e prima versione dei Recyclers). In questo Davout (dal nome ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by John Kelman

2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Multiple Venues Ottawa, Canada June 21-June 26, 2018 For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges. First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Destination South Africa (Part 2)

Read "Destination South Africa (Part 2)" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

One episode was not enough, so we needed more time to cover the South African scene. This week we look back at an earlier phase of the history of jazz in South Africa, focusing on some foundational bands and musicians, and the musicians they inspired both in South African and elsewhere. Playlist Ben Allison ...


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