Zucker's first ESP-Disk' album, Evergreen (Canceled World) (ESP5017), was made with his big band, The Delegation. His second is a quartet, with Delegation members Adam O'Farrill and Eric Trudel joined by acclaimed drummer Tyshawn Sorey. A suite inspired by Rachel Kushner's novel The Flamethrowers,Weighting is a spacious mix of composition and improvisation, frequently intimate — sometimes consisting of just intertwined sax and trumpet lines —but occasionally punctuated with rowdy outbursts or densely woven passages.
1. Would It Come Back To You?
2. The Uselessness of Truth / Not To Be Anything More
3. The Stream of New York / and art, of course
4. Missing Our Appointments With Each Other
5. What's left (when we are always honest) / The Future Was A Place
6. a movie, a lover
7. Dissimulation / Not Knowing It At The Time
8. the stones in my pockets
Gabriel Zucker: piano, compositions; Tyshawn Sorey: drums; Adam O'Farrill: trumpet; Eric Trudel: saxophone
The Vinyl District review grade: A
NYC Jazz Record “Best Debuts of the Year” list
“Zucker's advanced compositional work is knotty, unpredictable, and utterly satisfying. Spinning with freshness and maturity, Weighting is put forward with a sterling avant-garde posture that reflects the artistry and commitment of the musicians involved.” – jazztrail.net
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