Zucker, Gabriel / The Delegation - Leftover Beats from the Edge of Time 2 x CDs

Gabriel Zucker - piano, compositions, lyrics, vocals, electronics
Adam O'Farrill – trumpet
Nolan Tsang – trumpet
Anna Webber - tenor saxophone
Eric Trudel - tenor saxophone
Yuma Uesaka – clarinet
Joanna Mattrey – viola
Mariel Roberts – cello
Artemisz Polonyi – vocals
Lorena Del Mar – vocals
Bam Rodriguez – bass
Mat Muntz – bass
Gabriel Globus-Hoenich – drums
Alex Goldberg – drums
Kate Gentile – drums
Matteo Liberatore – guitar
Tal Yahalom – guitar

“The latest release from polymath and musical maximalist Gabriel Zucker is a sprawling and ambitious achievement that defies categorization, featuring complex mixed-meter jazz, virtuosic chamber music, electronic soundscapes, and indie art rock -- performed with emotion and urgency by Zucker's virtuoso large ensemble The Delegation. Written primarily between 2015 and 2018, during several stints Zucker spent living and performing in England and throughout Europe, the record reckons with time, and with the competing impulses of a backwards-looking nostalgia and a forwards-looking futurist belief in progress. Leftover Beats is built on a dialog between two different ensembles: Several movements are performed by a chamber ensemble, while the rest feature a larger ensemble of horns, rhythm section, and voices more firmly rooted in jazz. The work is split into four sections of three movements each. Past is manic and alive, culminating in contrapuntal chamber-music romanticism. Autumn 2016 focuses mainly on November; the night of the election is grotesquely illustrated. Present feels subdued and chastened in its aftermath. Future is a dreamscape of synthesizer and sound collage nightmares punctuated by a Mahler-esque climax in "Requiem III", before we close on Zucker's solo piano in "How to Know, Forever", drifting off into the sands of time.”
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  • UPC825481506922
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