With an impressive reputation for presenting world-standard post-bop that now spans three decades, Argüelles’ current quartet features the UK’s best young talent namely; Ivo Neame (Iano), Sam Lasserson (bass), James Maddren (drums). Currently on tour promoting his 15th CD as a leader, “Tonadas” (on Edition), which features strong musical influences from Argüelles’ Spanish roots. The Quartet are inspiring and adventurous and come highly recommended to anyone who gets pleasure from listening to music: jazz or otherwise.
Julian Argüelles has been described as a composite of Charles Lloyd and Wayne Shorter. Throw in comparisons to that of Holst, Elgar and Finzi, some Spanish folk and South African grooves, and you pretty much have the makings of “a joyous listening experience”.
Julian Argüelles – band leader / saxes / all compositions
Ivo Neame – piano
Sam Lasserson – bass
James Maddren – drums
“…one of the very finest saxophonists in modern jazz in this – or for that matter in any – country.” – Peter Bacon, Jazz Breakfast
“…one of Europe’s most inventive saxophonists” – John Fordham, The Guardian
This is a standing show.