Julian Argüelles: Mind Your Head

Track

Mind Your Head

Artist

Julian Argüelles (soprano sax)

CD

Escapade (Provocateur PVC 1019)

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Musicians:

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)

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Composed by Julian Argüelles

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Recorded: London, June 1999

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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 Quénum

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