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Alexis Cuadrado

Primary Instrument: Bass


Born: January 25, 1971    

Alexis Cuadrado

A native of Barcelona and resident in New York since 1999, Alexis Cuadrado is an active member of the city¹s jazz scene. He currently leads the Alexis Cuadrado Quartet, an outlet for his compositions, and the band Alexis Cuadrado-Trio Ibérico, in which he explores his Spanish heritage mixing it with contemporary improvised music.

Cuadrado has published two CDs as a leader: Metro (Fresh Sound New Talent 2001) and Visual (FSNT 2004). These CD include all-original compositions and have received enthusiastic reviews from both critics and fans. He can also be heard in the 3 Cds of the band Algu�-mia (U, Dos, and Standards) that he co-lead in Spain in the 1990¹s. Alexis also appears on several albums with many artists including the Ben Waltzer/Bill McHenry Quartet, Chris Kase, Orquestra de Cambra teatre Lliure conducted by Llu�-s Vidal, Nuno Ferreira, Kris Bauman Quartet featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel, Erik Jekabson, Alan Ferber Nonet, and John Chin Trio featuring Mark Turner....
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    A Lorca Soundscape

    Sunnyside Records
    2013
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    Noneto Ibérico

    Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
    2011
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    Visual

    Fresh Sound New Talent
    2004

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A Lorca Soundscape

Sunnyside Records (2013)

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”Cuadrado exhibits maturity and emotional depth as a composer, bandleader and soloist.” —David R. Adler, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

“Cuadrado's sextet makes an impression on Visual.” —Ron Wynn, JAZZTIMES

“Visual is consistently good music by a smart, lateral-thinking musician.” —Nate Dorward, CADENCE

“Visual is a delicatessen for the true jazz gourmets.” —Pere Pons, AVUI

“There's no doubt about his distinctiveness” —Jack Cooke, JAZZ REVIEW (U.K.)

“The Future of Spanish Jazz is in good hands” —Miquel Jurado, EL PAÍS

“In addition of being an excellent soloist, Alexis Cuadrado is a high-class composer”. —Vicente Ménsua, CUADERNOS DE JAZZ

“Cuadrado is hammering out a signature sound. “ —Peter Aaron ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

“From his Bass, Alexis Cuadrado demonstrated being a consistent rhythm generator, unhesitant to incorporate traits of contemporary music and percussive effects to his already spectacular use of the instrument.” —Karles Torra, LA VANGUARDIA

“Alexis cuadrado, a great creator that came from New York” —Pamela Navarrete, DIARI DE TERRASSA

“On Metro, Cuadrado confirms his solidity as a composer, and a great ability to feature his wonderful musicians.” —J. A. Cararach, EL PERI�”DICO DE CATALUNYA

Primary Instrument: Bass

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach: Advanced students only.

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