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Julian ArgŁelles - Jazz Composers Forum

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  • Julian ArgŁelles
  • Julian ArgŁelles

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    The music of Julian Arguëlles is a veritable tour of various textures and styles, taking jazz as its starting point and often incorporating elements of pop music and dance or world music. Sophistication is the most distinctive feature of his compositions, marked not only by lyricism but also the most unexpected melodic inflections. He has become one of the key figures of British jazz in recent decades, both in the small band and orchestra format, and in solo recordings in which he creates unusual soundscapes with overlays of various wind instruments.

     

    Julian Argüelles’ connection to large ensembles has a long history. At the age of fourteen, he went on tour with the European Community Big Band and in 1985 he joined Loose Tubes, a now legendary British band with which he would remain for four years. Over the years we have heard him with orchestras led by legendary figures: he recorded two albums with Carla Bley in the 1990s, and he has also played in the Kenny Wheeler and Django Bates big bands. More recently, he became a member of Frankfurt Radio’s hr-Bigband, a top European jazz orchestra with which he released the album Momenta in 2009. This album was filled with his old and new compositions, two of them created especially for the project, and on it Arguëlles’ vocation for unexplored territories becomes clear in an approach to big band that is not at all conventional. Most recently, he conducted the orchestra in a project with his arrangements of pop music from the 1990s, and a recording featuring a repertoire by major South African musicians. Julian Argüelles’ sheer originality and strong personality as a composer have also led to commissions from other ensembles such as the NDR Big Band (Hamburg), the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, the Fontanella Recorder Consort and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

     

    The saxophonist’s first album appeared in 1990, in quartet, and was an important sign that this was an exceptional musician, if only for the appearance of the renowned pianist John Taylor. From early on, he also became a regular on Portuguese stages, as a sideman in the first solo album by Mário Laginha in 1994, and collaborating with him several times. From 1995, and for three consecutive years, all Argüelles’ CDs were named “CD of the Year” by the Independent on Sunday.

     

    In addition to performing with prominent figures of the international scene such as Tim Berne, Hermeto Pascoal, Steve Swallow, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Dave Liebman, Jim Black, Peter Erskine and John Taylor, Julian Argüelles seeks to maintain intense activity as a teacher: teaching at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music in London, and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. His Octet is currently Ensemble in Residence at the University of York.

     

    With his music, Julian Arguëlles essentially seeks to convey emotion, whether through complex or simple, bright or dark music, always fulfilling the jazz tradition, reflected by a relentless pursuit of innovation.