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Quarteto Nuevo

by Quarteto Nuevo

QUARTETO NUEVO is a multi faceted World Music chamber ensemble founded by musico/composer/percussionist Christopher Garcia in 1999, infused with North and South Indian and Jazz influences with improvisational virtuosity.
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Quarteto Nuevo
1999 thru 2015
http://www.quartetonuevomusic.weeblycom/
"Making new world music for a new world".

Quarteto Nuevo is a multi faceted world music chamber ensemble comprised of musicians
with backgrounds in folkloric, jazz, classical, and world music traditions.

Founding Member,
composer,
percussionist
Christopher Garcia
Percussion of North and South India,
Marimba, Mbwata, Olla, Vakuvache;

with

Al Garcia - bass
Randy Gloss - percussion
Alan Lechusza - oboe, soprano saxophone
Ken Rosser - nylon and steel string guitars, Tibetan dranyen, pipa
Jacob Szekely - cello
Kenton Youngstrom - Guitar
Damon Zick - Soprano Sax, Alto Flute

the musicos bring a wealth of musicality and performance experience to the stage,
combining instruments not usually associated with "chamber",
"jazz" and/or "world music" for a truly unique musical experience.

QUARTETO NUEVO
REVIEWS FOR EL MUSICO ONLY
featuring
Founding Member,
composer,
percussionist
Christopher Garcia
Percussion of North and South India,
Marimba, Mbwata, Olla, Vakuvache;
with
Al Garcia - bass
Randy Gloss - percussion
Alan Lechusza - oboe, soprano saxophone
Ken Rosser - nylon and steel string guitars, Tibetan dranyen, pipa


“What this quartet effectively does, is to merge Andean folk, North Indian classical,
Latin and jazz with an organic feel that also packs a wallop! The ensemble's razor
sharp precision is enhanced by its jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs
and difficult to navigate, time signatures. They effectively meld the music of ancient
worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove. Ultimately, this wonderful
outing signifies one of the major surprises of the year!
(Passionately recommended)”
ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“QUARTETO NUEVO is concert pick of the week"
LA WEEKLY

“This is an intriguing set. Although there have been many types of "fusions"
of jazz with other types of music, only a relatively few projects have mixed
jazz with World Music from foreign countries. Quarteto Nuevo's music goes
through quite a few different moods yet remains gentle, subtle, melodic and often
rhythmically complex....this CD almost seems like a suite, with one number leading
to the next.”
LA JAZZ SCENE

"percussionist Garcia just kicked my ears down
Broadway. ..... cross-legged, almost hidden behind his
unique drum kit, coaxing complex rhythms from hand
drums and adding subtle colors on shakers, cymbals,
cowbell and jam blocks.”
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

"Garcia's compositions reflect a lifelong pursuit to put himself in the most creative musical
situations possible with percussion and breath instruments he has learned along with performance
practices, musical vernaculars, sounds and music which he has been immersed in since 1979 to the
present. Gleaned thru rehearsals, performances, compositions and research, and sitting across from l
earning and/or playing alongside great musicians from various musical cultures
(he has over 1200 performance in 29 countries on 5 continents).
His music resonates organically, and never seems contrived or slapped together as he draws
from the rich color of sounds at his disposal, and where and how he chooses to place the silences
within and around his compositions and performances. His music has a rhythmic complexity that
propels and co exists with memorable melodies that tie the pieces together - combining and extending
traditions his is a unique voice in the tradition of composer/performer/improviser with instruments not generally
associated with the instruments of the western "classical world". "
LATINO LA

"While he has devoted much of his life to learning indigenous music Garcia also revels
in playing the new and unexpected…..Garcia's musical vocabulary not only spans centuries
and cultures it's also spontaneous."
DEUTSCHE WELLE
GERMANYS INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTER

"Percussionist Chris Garcia nearly stole the show, beating on the cajon with a bare ankle,
slapping cymbals with his hands, sending chipped bits of his mallets flying into the air, and
even using his body as a percussion instrument."
SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

"Christopher Garcia is one of those musicians who always seems to be on stage when amazing
things are happening. In addition to teaching all over the world, he's played with a jaw-dropping
who's-who of musical luminaries………."
LONG BEACH POST

NUEVO HORIZONS
Christopher Garcia's Quarteto Nuevo brings its hybrid sound to South Pasadena
Christopher Garcia is a most uncommon percussionist .......an ace trap drum player
....known for precise execution of difficult time signatures at blazing tempos;
and he’s a hand percussionist with a deep background in Indian and Latin American music.
No mere timekeeper, he always seems to elevate whatever musical situation
he finds himself in. His Quarteto Nuevo ....spins a fantastic hybrid of sounds
and styles: the Andes, the Punjab and Catalonia might all be suggested on one tune.
Garcia conceived his group as an outlet for his own compositions and as a meeting
place for gifted instrumentalists. Garcia sees growth in the
last decade. “We’ve accomplished a new sound for the ensemble.
There’s so much more that we’re hearing now due to rehearsals
and many more doors have been opened to us.
Our limitations are, as always, ourselves and time.”
PASADENA WEEKLY

"Playing what one might term World Music, the group is more of a jazz
ensemble that uses traditions of different cultures’ music's as a solid foundation,
combining unusual and unique instrumental textures and orchestrations with authoritative
improvising. Original compositions are rendered along with arrangements of favorites
by a variety of other composers, all blending together to create a consistent
ensemble sound and identity."
OPEN GATE THEATRE

CD REVIEW OF NEW QUARTETO NUEVO RELEASE
http://www.metaljazz.com/2010/11/la_previews_november_1218_mast.php
Sat. Nov. 13 --
Christopher Garcia's Quarteto Nuevo have re-formed with a new lineup:
Their fresh album "Quarteto Nuevo" conserves the features that made the group
so attractive before -- an original and instantly accessible approach to Middle Eastern,
Indian, Mexican and flamenco music, with bridges built among 'em all.
(Even a Zappa tune, because that's essential to Garcia's lineage.)
The watchword is space, as you'll breathe deeply and relax with the cleanly
defined balance of these master musicians, who could play a lot busier but don't,
because they want to communicate. Listen to the way Garcia slaps tablas,
so deep and internal that they seem like part of your own ventricles.
The kids will dig it.
METALJAZZ.COM

Christopher Garcia has performed
and/or
recorded with the following:
George Abe, the Ahn Trio, Anadis Music, Ancient Grooves, John Bergamo,
Cyro Baptista, Bergen Filharmonik Orkester under the direction of Kristan Jarvi,
Bobby Bradford, Park Je Chun, Alex Cline Ensemble, Nels Cline/CG Duo, CONTINUUM, Aloke Dasgupta,
Tasha Smith Godinez, Vinny Golia, Alex de Grassi, Arthur Jarvinen, Abhiman Khasal, Souhail Kaspar,
Jie Ma, Michael Manring, Roberto Miguel Miranda, The Moscow Symphony,
the Oslo Camerata, Don Preston Quartet, Que Tal, Ali Jihad Racy,
the Salaam Ensemble,Harry Scorzo Quartet, SHENKAR,
Mochizuki Takinojo, the Trondheim Soloists, The UCLA World Jazz Ensemble,
Luis Villegas, VIO-FONIK, Michael Pierre Vlatkovich,
among others


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