Source: IBeam Brooklyn.
Blaser / Lossing / Seok
Monday, October 3rd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Samuel Blaser, trombone
Russ Lossing, piano
Dayeon Seok, drums
Performing original compositions by Lossing and Blaser… and more.
Yoon Sun Choi, solo \\\ Gabriel Zucker’s Weighting
Wednesday, October 5th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
8:30pm – Yoon Sun Choi, piano and voice
9:30pm – Weighting (Gabriel Zucker, Tyshawn Sorey, Adam O’Farrill, Eric Trudel)
Composer and pianist Gabriel Zucker presents Weighting, an extended new work written for an all-star band featuring Tyshawn Sorey (drums), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), and Eric Trudel (tenor saxophone). Written in 2014-2015 and premiered in New York last summer, Weighting is inspired by a series of passages from Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethowers and ranges the musical gamut from guided free improvisation to complex metric figuration and Messiaen-inspired harmony. The band will record the work for Zucker’s third studio album later in October. Samples from the premiere can be heard online here. Gabriel Zucker is a pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from New York. Classically trained in piano and composition, Zucker combines maximalist compositions with the progressive improvisation of New York’s creative music scene. His music has received two ASCAP composition awards, and he has performed throughout New York at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Jazz Gallery, as well as across the Northeast, Canada, and Europe. Recent/current collaborators include Tyshawn Sorey, Tony Malaby, Perry Robinson, AdamO’Farrill, Dre Hocevar, Eric Trudel, Billy Mintz, and the Sirius Quartet.