Formed in 2014, Macuco Quintet plays compositions by leader Joel Springer that are inspired by Brazilian music, 1970s jazz, and more. They also cover pieces by Brazilian composers Hermeto Pascoal, Moacir Santos, and jazz saxophonist Julius Hemphill. Multi-saxophone harmonies, playful rhythms, and interactive improvisations feature large in Macuco’s sound.
Macuco Quintet’s musicians are saxophonists Allan Chase, Rick Stone, and Joel Springer, bassist Fernando Huergo, and drummer Austin McMahon. All have been long-time artists, band leaders & music educators in the Boston area.
“It is this ability to ground their sophistication that makes the Macuco Quintet a band worthy of affection as well as admiration. The complexity of their vision never stops the members of this remarkable band from playing what they feel.” – Steve Feeney, The Arts Fuse
Band website: www.macucoquintet.com