Voller Feuer, Leidenschaft aber auch Intimität verbindet Núñez hier den Flamenco mit Jazz-Elementen, spanischer Folklore und Anregungen aus der Popmusik. Der Flamenco Nuevo kennt keine Kategorisierung. Bei aller stilistischen Offenheit kann man sich auch auf „Travesia“ nur eines sicher sein, dass Gerardo Núñez einfach „grandiose Musik“ (Der Spiegel) macht.
When flamenco guitarist Gerardo Núñez puts pen to paper, he usually has only one thing in mind: music. However, when he started working on his newest album “Travesía” (“Crossing”), the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s “Andando El Tiempo“, he wanted to tell a particular story that had moved him; the story of his friends Ahmed and Khaleb.It was a Sunday and he had planned to spend a relaxing afternoon on the beach sunbathing and swimming with his family. Suddenly they saw something unexpected on the horizon – an overcrowded boat. As the rickety boat came nearer, everybody soon understood what they were dealing with. Gerardo Núñez along with his family and many others on the beach looked into the gaunt faces of African refugees. “They were people, who had left their sub-Saharan home countries in search of happiness and a better life. Euro...line up
Gerardo Núñez / flamenco guitar
Ángel Sánchez González “Cepillo” / percussion, palmas & vocals
Carmen Cortés García & Isabel Núñez Cortés / percussion, palmas & vocals
Pablo Romero / electric guitar
Albert Sanz & Pepe Rivero / piano
Mariano Díaz / keyboards
Pablo Martín & Antonio Ramos “Maca” / electric bass
Perico Sambeat / saxophone
Carlota Passos-Pereira Cortés , Coral Cortés García & Mario Cortés / vocals
Bilal Demiryurek , Juan Luis Cano , Luky Oyegue & Christians Lorys / voice
Produced by Gerardo Núñez
2nd Producer: Cepillo
Recorded by Cepillo & Basi (recording assistant) at Estudio El Gallo Azul in Madrid
and Ramón Salazar at Estudio La Azotea in Cádiz.
Mixed by Pablo Martínez and Daniel Pradillos at Musigrama, Madrid.
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann.