Noneto Ibérico is a nine-movement piece performed by nine musicians. Based on the traditional song forms of flamenco music and blending it with contemporary jazz and hints of minimalism and new music, it's a groundbreaking piece that goes a step beyond any previous blends of flamenco and jazz.
"Noneto Ibérico reboots flamenco-jazz for the twenty-first century.”
"The genius of Cuadrado’s tonally pungent and fairly lengthy compositions relates to how they’re tethered to central motifs that often function as bookends.”
—DownBeat Magazine (4 star review)
“Alexis Cuadrado is a bassist/composer/band leader after my own heart. With Noneto Ibérico he’s going for something personal, accessing folk music of his native country and continuing to add to and expand the definition of the word ‘jazz’. I’m a fan.”
—Bassist/Composer Ben Allison
“The Barcelonan bassist celebrates the release of his latest album, Noneto Ibérico, a nine-movement suite that draws on flamenco. His intricate and sharply defined compositions show that he’s tapped into something much deeper.”
—New York Magazine
“Alexis Cuadrado is carving a place for his exceptional bass playing and his most impressive composing abilities. Noneto Ibérico is a successful brilliant endeavor embracing the complexities of Spanish Flamenco rhythms while embedding contemporary American jazz improvisations and harmonies. Alexis’ unique compositions are passionate with tons of clarity throughout! Noneto Ibérico is going to demand repeated listening! BRAVO!”
—Bassist/Composer Rufus Reid
“Flamenco rhythms meet high-wire jazz on bassist-composer Alexis Cuadrado’s elegant new release, Noneto Iberico.”
—Time Out New York
Alexis Cuadrado - bass
Perico Sambeat - saxophones & flute
Loren Stillman -saxophones
Avishai Cohen - trumpet & flugelhorn
Alan Ferber - trombone
Brad Shepik - guitar
Dan Tepfer - piano
Marc Miralta - percussion
Mark Ferber - drums
With very special guests on Palmas (flamenco handclaps) and Jaleos: Israel Suárez "Piraña", (Paco De Lucía), Tomás Moreno "Tomasito"(Chano Domínguez), Blas Córdoba “Kejío” (Vicente Amigo).
Noneto Ibérico was created with support from Chamber Music America's New Works: Creation and Presentation Program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.