Julian Argüelles - Tetra (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 322.30 Mb | 57:25 | Cover
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Country: Austria | Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Esteemed British saxophonist Julian Argüelles brings his working quartet, Tetra, to Whirlwind in an immersive, hour-long sequence of material written specifically with his colleagues in mind: pianist Kit Downes, bassist Sam Lasserson and drummer James Maddren. Known widely as an original member of seminal big band Loose Tubes, as well as for his outstanding compositional and performing involvement with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, smaller creative ensembles have always been close to Argüelles' heart, previously recording with such luminaries as Mike Walker, Dave Holland, Martin France and the late John Taylor. On 'Tetra', his respect for, and collaboration with, today's eclectic strain of younger jazz musicians kindles a mutually imaginative spark with an equal emphasis on composition and freedom of improvisation, often melodically or texturally blurring those divisions.