Joel photo

       Rick Stone has performed and recorded with musicians and groups including the Either/Orchestra, the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, and John Tchicai.
Rick has taught jazz improvisation, ensembles, and ear training at both the New England Conservatory of Music and New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School.

       Rick is currently teaching 4th-8th grade instrumental music in the Brookline public schools, while maintaining a busy performance schedule with various groups across the Northeast.

Macuco Quintet (click on name for bio)

Allan Chase - alto, soprano, & baritone saxophones
Joel Springer - tenor & sopranino saxophones
Rick Stone - alto saxophone & clarinet
Fernando Huergo - bass
Austin McMahon - drums

Sketch of a Macuco

Ma⋅cu⋅co (ma ku' ko)

1. a street in Sao Paulo, Brazil, named after
2. a South American bird.

Macuco Quintet is

based in Somerville, Massachusetts, and was formed in
2014 by Joel Springer to play original compositions
& some by Hermeto Pascoal, Moacir Santos,
and Julius Hemphill.

Macuco Quintet's music has been influenced by the
people, music, and nature of Brazil; 1970s modal jazz,
Haitian compas & Afro-Cuban music; composers Julius
Hemphill, Carla Bley, Sun Ra, and more.



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