Tomorrow evening we welcome back one of the Midlands’ prodigal sons after an age away. Steve Arguelles, drummer, producer and brother of the more frequent visitor, Julian, is now resident in Paris but plays in Birmingham as a special guest with the trio called MA.
MA comprises drummer from Outhouse Dave Smith, with keyboard player Ross Stanley and tenor player Tom Challenger. Arguelles, who appears as additional percussionist, has always operated at the avant edges of jazz, so should be in perfect accord with this lively trio who mix hard grooves and rich textures with elements of free jazz.
MA and Steve Arguelles are at the Hare & Hounds in King’s Heath from 8.30pm on Wednesday, tickets available from ticketsellers.co.uk, on 0844 870 0000 and on the door. It’s a Birmingham Jazz gig.