Musical compositions of Alexis Cuadrado with lyrics from “Poeta en Nueva York” by Federico García Lorca. “A Lorca Soundscape” is a 2011 commission by Chamber Music America, “New Jazz Works” program.
Featuring The Alexis Cuadrado Group
Claudia Acuña – Voice
Miguel Zenón – Saxophone
Dan Tepfer – Piano
Alexis Cuadrado – Bass
Mark Ferber – Drums
“A Lorca Soundscape” is a new work by bassist-composer Alexis Cuadrado, reflecting on Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1930 book, “Poeta en Nueva York”, with a series of jazz pieces that utilize Lorca’s poetry as lyrics.
Lorca lived in NYC for a few months in 1929-30 and he wrote a heartfelt set of poems that reflect on the culture shock and loneliness that he experienced at the time. The book is a raw social commentary that connects with themes that are still an important part of the American reality today, such as the economic inequalities, racial-social discrimination or the brutality of the urban landscape. “Poeta en Nueva York” deeply connects with the current socio-economic climate, the “Occupy” movement, and the general population discontent about how our system is working. Continue reading