Gabriel Zucker’s The Delegation: Leftover Beats from The Edges of Time
Polymath and musical maximalist Gabriel Zucker celebrates the release of his double record Leftover Beats From The Edges Of Time. Five years in the making, the 90-minute record defies categorization or synopsis, 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.
Leftover Beats comprises a single work in twelve movements, reflecting on the tension between nostalgia and progress. At this record release concert, Zucker presents a dramatic intermodal performance befitting of the work’s epic scope — featuring dance by Rachel McKinstry, videos by Adam O’Farrill, lights by Andy Dickerson, multi-channel sound, and a virtuoso ensemble of some of New York’s most exciting improvisers.
The record follows on Zucker’s critically-acclaimed 2018 release Weighting, which All About Jazz described as “a compelling, mysterious world that is as beautiful as it is elusive,” and was named Best Debut in the New York City Jazz Record.