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TITLE
Evergreen (Canceled World)
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2CD

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ESPDISK 5017CD ESPDISK 5017CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/11/2016

The Delegation is a project of young phenomena Gabriel Zucker that mixes jazz, classical, electronica, rock, and more into a new sound that lives up to ESP-Disk's old catchphrase "You never heard such sounds in your life!" This improvising group came together at the 2013 Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop and was soon commissioned by the American Composers Forum; the result is the twelve-movement work on this two-disc set, which was premiered at the Jazz Gallery in New York City in 2014 and earned ASCAP's Morton Gould Young Composers Award. Personnel: Gabriel Zucker - piano, compositions, lyrics, electronics, voice; Adam O'Farrill - trumpet; Eric Trudel - tenor saxophone; Jacob Teichroew - tenor saxophone, clarinet; Bryan Qu - tenor saxophone; Mark Chung - violin; Ron Lawrence - viola; Eric Allen - cello; Artemisz Polonyi - voice; Lorena del Mar - voice; Bam Bam Rodriguez - bass; Gabriel Globus-Hoenich - drums; David Su - additional electronics.

Acclaim for Gabriel Zucker: "...suavely combined a symphony orchestra and a jazz band, beginning with a haunting orchestral hush and passing a gentle theme through the jazz soloists. It was a nocturne out of early Bernstein or introspective Sinatra." --Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times from Universal at Midnight's Carnegie Hall premiere.

Acclaim for Gabriel Zucker from Bach Society Prize of the Yale Music Department for being "a pianist who has excelled in solo, concerto and chamber music genres, a jazz pianist who has sustained a creative and virtuosic activity during his time at Yale, and a composer who has intensified his ambitious endeavor to find a synthesis between his art music and jazz interests."