Julian Argüelles: Mind Your Head
Mind Your Head
Julian Argüelles (soprano sax)
Escapade (Provocateur PVC 1019)
Julian Argüelles (soprano sax),
Mark Bassey (trombone), Django Bates (tenor horn), Iain Dixon (clarinet), Mário Laginha (piano), Mike Walker (guitar), Steve Watts (bass), Martin France (drums, percussion).
Composed by Julian Argüelles.
Recorded: London, June 1999
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
This lengthy tune is admirably built: a slow first part, where the guitar's long notes repeat a meditative melody and create the atmosphere, then the piano adds its contrapuntal lines before the reeds join in as the beat starts swinging harder, evolving towards a kind of Caribbean dance feel. These musicians really cast the listener under their spell, leading progressively to a serene and joyous conclusion.
Reviewer: Thierry QuÃ©num