born on 16/11/1963 in Crownborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Links www.plush-internet.org (English)
Stephen Argüelles Clarke (born 16 November 1963) is an English jazz drummer, producer and is the proprietor of the Plush record label. He has also worked in film and theatre. He is the elder brother of saxophonist Julian Argüelles. Steve currently resides in Paris, France.
Life and career
Argüelles was born in Crowborough, East Sussex and raised in Birmingham. From the age of 16, when he became the house drummer at Ronnie Scott's, through his seminal work as a founder of the 1980s group Loose Tubes, and his work with Django Bates in the early Human Chain, he has shown an innovation beyond the usual role of the drummer. He also was the drummer of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy during a series of duo concerts.
Argüelles has collaborated with folk singer Corin Curschellas and John Wolf Brennan of Switzerland and with Nguyên Lê. He also plays in a trio with Benoît Delbecq and Noël Akchoté : The Recyclers. With Benoit Delbecq and electric bassist Christophe Minck, he also played with the French male popsinger Katerine on two LP : Les Créatures (1999) and Huitième Ciel (2002), and a lot of concerts trough Europe.
He always plays with Benoit Delbecq in a duo project in electronic music called Ambitronix.
Argüelles featured as a guest with Gilad Atzmon on Tango Siempre's CD Tangents available on the Galileo-MC label.
- 1990 - Steve Argüelles
- 1994 - Busy Listening
- 1994 - Blue Moon In A Function Room
- 1997 - Recyclers - Circuit
- 1998 - Circuit
- 1998 - Indigo, Ig Henneman Tentet with Tristan Honsinger, Ab Baars, Theo Jörgensmann, Lori Freedman, Wilbert de Joode a. o.
- 2004 - We da man!, Ambitronix (with Benoit Delbecq)
- 2005 - I.N.I.T.I.A.L..S. with John Wolf Brennan, Christy Doran and Urs Leimgruber
|Studio albums||*Loose Tubes
|Live albums||*Loose Tubes: JazzbucheBerlin 87
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