Ricardo Pascal- tenor and soprano saxophones
Brendan Polk- piano
Robin Sherman- bass
Gerald Watkins, Jr.- drums
Made up of four young players and composers who met during their time studying at the fabled FSU (Florida State University) Jazz Studies Program, Saturn Quartet is one of today's most electrifying new entries on the international jazz scene.
The combo proudly wears its reverence for the traditions of this storied American genre, but its members pride themselves on their collective passion for pushing the envelope into uncharted terrains.
The fact that they have both the nerve to treat their chosen material with such an open-hearted approach and the finely honed chops required to pull off subtly adventurous stylistic detours is a testament not only to each player’s nascent mastery of their craft, but to the creative chemistry that exists between them all – a palpable relationship which is instantly obvious, even to casual listeners.
That chemistry and audacity is evident throughout all seven tracks on Saturn Quartet’s brand-new debut album, “Synchronicities,” produced with great empathy and elan by the award-winning (and Grammy-nominated) rising jazz star Jamison Ross.
Saturn Quartet is performing at Blue Bamboo on Friday, September 23.