Julian Argüelles

Julian Arguelles Clarke was born 28 January 1966 in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Arguelles was a saxophonist, composer, and musician in his teen years. He was also a member of the European Community Big Band and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He moved to London in 1984 to study at Trinity College of Music. After that, he joined Loose Tubes and toured Europe with the band. Arguelles was also a member of Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath. They toured the USA with Archie Shepp and his brother Steve Arguelles. For UK club and other venue tours, Arguelles also created his own small groups, often in trios or quartets. He toured in the early 1990s with Kenny Wheeler’s bigband, the Mike Gibbs Orchestra, which included John Scofield, Steve Swallow and Tommy Smith. He recorded with many of these artists during this time and also released Phaedrus as his own album. His subsequent albums have expanded on the themes he explored in his debut. Arguelles reached a creative peak with Escapade which was his first album on Colin Towns’ Provocateur record label. Arguelles is a talented musician who can play on many members of the saxophone group. His unique style is well-suited to jazz developments, and he also has a deep understanding of the history of jazz. These qualities are evident in his compositions. Allmusic

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