Macuco Quintet plays original compositions inspired by Brazil and more, plus some by Hermeto Pascoal, and one by Julius Hemphill. Formed in Boston in 2014 by Joel Springer, a long-time member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet, the group features saxophonists Allan Chase, Rick Stone, and Joel Springer, bassist Fernando Huergo, and drummer Austin McMahon. Their first CD, Friendly Signs, was released on June 1, 2018. Listen below!
“Love the front line in this band: saxophonists Allan Chase, Joel Springer, and Rick Stone. And they’ll all be doubling, so expect provocative voicings and yummy sonorities. And, oh yeah, the rhythm team is also tops: bassist Fernando Huergo and drummer Austin McMahon -Jon Garelick, The Arts Fuse, 9/27/15