Saturday, March 01, 2003


In the midst of their upcoming English tour, Bill Bruford's Earthworks are to be joined by sax polymath Julian Arguelles for their Oxford concert on 20 March at the Zodiac Club (01865 420042). Arguelles will sight-read his way through Earthworks' complex set as a favour to regular Tim Garland, who has a commitment that night with Chick Corea. Corea is playing at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan, Italy, from 19 - 24 March. He then resumes a US tour and plays one night in Dresden, Germany, on 3 June.

Arguelles has worked with ex-Earthworks alumni Django Bates and Iain Ballamy in Loose Tubes and Delightful Precipice. His big band appearances have included Brotherhood of Breath and stints with Hermeto Pascoal, Carla Bley and Kenny Wheeler. He has also collaborated with Evan Parker, Tommy Smith and many others. Bruford's acoustic quartet begin their tour in Basingstoke on 8 March and conclude with a residency at London's Ronnie Scott's from 31 March to 5 April. The news about Arguelles was featured in an interview with Claire Martin on BBC Radio 3 today (further excerpts tomorrow). Garland's other projects are detailed here.

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