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Julian Arguelles and John Taylor at the 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Claire Martin presents concert music from saxophonist Julian Arguelles and pianist John Taylor, performed at the 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Claire Martin with concert music from saxophonist Julian Arguelles & pianist John Taylor recorded at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Plus journalist Kevin Le Gendre unearths a forgotten classic album and celebrates the music of French bassist Henri Texier in 'Now Is The Time'.

Today's concert set was recorded in the intimate setting of the Pillar Room at Cheltenham Town Hall, one of the key venues at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The performance captures the inspired pairing of Arguelles and Taylor playing at the top of their game, showcasing their own compositions alongside classics including Holst's In The Bleak Midwinter.

Julian Arguelles was a member of the acclaimed UK big band "Loose Tubes" and has worked with a range of artists including Steve Swallow, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Dave Leibman, Jim Black, Peter Erskine, Kenny Wheeler and Carla Bley. John Taylor has been an important musician on the landscape of the UK's jazz scene since the late 60's and has worked with Gil Evans, Cleo Laine, John Surman, Jan Garbarek, Enrico Rava and Lee Konitz. In 1977 Taylor formed the iconic jazz trio Azimuth, with Norma Winstone and Kenny Wheeler. This set documents two musicians exploring and searching for news ways of expressing their art in the bold context of a duo setting.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Simon & Garfunkel

    The Sound Of Silence

    Composer: Paul Simon

    • The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel.
    • Columbia MOODCD 21.
  • Henri Texier Azur Quintet

    Togo

    Composer: Edward Joseph Blackwell

    • Mosaic Man.
    • Label Blue 6608.
  • Esperanza Spalding & the Chamber Music Society

    Little Fly

    Composer: Esperanza Spalding/William Blake

    • Esperanza Spalding & the Chamber Music Society.
    • Heads Up HUI 31810-02.
  • Aquarium

    Strangers

    Performers: Sam Leak (Piano), James Allsopp (Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet), Calum Gourley (Double Bass), Joshua Blackmore (Drums) Composer: Sam Leak

    • Aquarium.
    • Babel BDV 1195.
  • Pat Metheny

    The Sound of Silence

    Composer: Paul Simon Arranger: Pat Metheny

    • What’s It All About.
    • Nonesuch PRO 400158.
  • Henri Texier Azur Quintet

    Mr Freeman

    Composer: Henri Texier, Andre Gabriel

    • Mosaic Man.
    • Label Blue 6608.
  • Henri Texier Azur Quintet

    Togo

    Composer: Edward Joseph Blackwell

    • Mosaic Man.
    • Label Blue 6608.
  • Henri Texier Azur Quintet

    Ape, Dog & Tiger

    Composer: Tony, Rabeson

    • Mosaic Man.
    • Label Blue 6608.
  • Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap

    Double Rainbow

    Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim

    • Double Portrait.
    • Blue Note 50996 27560 2 0.
  • Fleurine

    Love Marks

    Composer: Francis Hime/Fleurine

    • San Francisco.
    • Sunnyside Communications SSC 1182.
  • John Taylor and Julian Arguelles

    Phaedrus

    Composer: Julian Arguelles BBC Recording, recorded at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30th April 2011

  • John Taylor and Julian Arguelles

    Ambleside

    Composer: John Taylor BBC Recording, recorded at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30th April 2011

  • John Taylor and Julian Arguelles

    In The Bleak Mid-Winter

    Composer: Holst Arranger: Julian Arguelles and John Taylor BBC Recording, recorded at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30th April 2011

  • Jazz Jamaica

    Capullito De Aleli

    Composer: Rafael Hernandez

    • Massive.
    • Dune DUNECD 06.
  • Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble

    In The Back Seat of a Yellow Cab

    Composer: Gilad Atzmon

    • The Tide Has Changed.
    • World Village WV 450015.

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