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Ricardo Toscano: Quartet

Read "Quartet" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The debut recording as leader of alto saxophonist Ricardo Toscano might not have the most Google-friendly title, but it reflects the importance of the unit with whom this rising star of Portuguese jazz has played since 2014. Indirectly, perhaps, it could also be read as a tribute to John Coltrane's classic quartet, which seems to be a clear source of inspiration, though not exclusively so. The tunes, all originals bar one, are firmly planted in the straight-ahead, post-bop tradition, evoking ...


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