Troy Dostert, All About Jazz

If ever there was a novelist whose work seems ideally suited for musical expression, it would be Rachel Kushner. With phrases that jump off the page with infectious energy and themes that reveal themselves fleetingly and mysteriously, her books swirl with ideas, but always with the unmistakable impression that are deeper truths yet to be found beneath the surface. It’s precisely these attributes that make pianist Gabriel Zucker‘s hour-long suite, Weighting, a similar exercise in discovery and wonder, as he draws his inspiration from Kushner’s 2013 novel The Flamethrowers.

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