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Macuco Quintet

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!


Macuco Quintet: Friendly Signs

Read "Friendly Signs" reviewed by Don Phipps

The Macuco Quartet's joyful and exuberant Friendly Signs suggests a Brazilian seaside or urban landscape where daylight tropical breezes and palm trees sway over a harbor and waves lap gently along a shore lively with music and dancing. Joel Springer, the composer of all but one of the album's 11 tunes, keeps things on ...

Friendly Signs

Label: Lowdog
Released: 2018
Track listing: Macucos; Itajuba; Friendly Signs; Modernismo; More Serious; Os Gêmeos; Postcard to Carla; Sun & Clouds; Leaping Over a Black Pool; Johannzinho; Touchic' (by Julius Hemphill).


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