Circularity

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Julian Argüelles
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Julian Argüelles

Another star in the British jazz world has joined CAM JAZZ. After his contributions to John Taylor’s and Kenny Wheeler’s recordings, “Circularity” is Julian Argüelles’s debut album with this label.  Eight original pieces, all bearing the leader’s signature and performed with a tried and true quartet: Argüelles on tenor and soprano sax, Dave Holland on double bass, Martin France on drums and, obviously, John Taylor on piano.

Artists :

Dave Holland ( Double Bass )
Julian Argüelles ( Tenor And Soprano Sax )
Martin France ( Drums )
John Taylor ( Piano )
Julian Argüelles

Another star in the British jazz world has joined CAM JAZZ. After his contributions to John Taylor’s and Kenny Wheeler’s recordings, “Circularity” is Julian Argüelles’s debut album with this label.  Eight original pieces, all bearing the leader’s signature and performed with a tried and true quartet: Argüelles on tenor and soprano sax, Dave Holland on double bass, Martin France on drums and, obviously, John Taylor on piano.

Argüelles’ artistic path is that of a musician who has kept moving forward, looking for new expressive forms as well as sonic and textural shades for his tunes. On stage for nearly thirty years (even though he is still under 50), the British saxophonist released his first record as a leader in 1991. Since then, ongoing growth and development have made him a musician who is never the same but, nevertheless, clearly recognizable. In the opening track, “Triality”, his sax relies on the introduction by the rhythm section, then quickly launching into a long solo that shows Argüelles’ great improvisational verve. Enchanting “Circularity”, driven by a groove revealing a strong empathy within the quartet. On the other hand, with the exception of Holland (Mick Hutton used to be on bass), it is the same combo that recorded “Phaedrus” in 1991 and the title of both the above piece and the entire album most likely also refer to the closing of an artistic and  human circle. Then there is “A Simple Question”, with its hypnotic introduction by John Taylor; exotic “Unopened Letter” and gentle “Wilderness Lane”, up to the soft closing track, “A Lifelong Moment”. This is an excellent album to best celebrate a new artist joining CAM JAZZ’s team.

Recorded on 12, 13 August 2013 at the Curtis Schwartz Studio in Ardingly, West Sussex Mixed at Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg by Johannes Wollheben

Liner notes by Brian Morton

Photos by Curtis Schwartz

More Information
Title Circularity
Barcode 8052405141194
Catalogue Number CAMJ 7872-5
Display Artist Julian Argüelles
Label Cam Jazz
Release date Mar 10, 2014
Year 2014
Format cd, digital
Duration 62:31
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album