Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian Weekly

As the last of the 2018 CDs dribble forth from my speakers, I would be remiss for letting mere deadlines prevent me from mentioning more of last year’s gems. Weighting (ESP-Disk)—the fourth studio CD by pianist/composer Gabriel Zucker — has drummer Tyshawn Sorey, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and saxophonist Eric Trudel. It’s a mighty effort — up amongst the best of last year’s jazz—written by this Yale grad and Rhodes Scholar in six months five years ago. An extended hour-long composition in eight movements, it debuted live in Brooklyn in 2015 but this marks its CD debut.

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