Ben Zucker

Fifth Season (Amalgam Records)

Fifth Season is the bandleader debut of multi-instrumentalist composer and improviser Ben Zucker. Ben’s music combines various experimental forms and styles, rooted in active collaboration and the sensuous experience of performing. By using long-form prose descriptions of gestures and textures, the music of Fifth Season is guided yet open-ended, and content is constantly made anew in the moment. For this album, some of Chicago’s most interesting up-and-coming improvisers went into the studio to realize a recording of these compositions. Released on the artist-run collective Amalgam Records, the album is a document of careful communication and exploration.

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Ben Zucker - Vibraphone
Mabel Kwan - Piano
Eli Namay - Upright bass
Adam Shead - Drums

Recorded and mixed by Nick Broste at the Shape Shoppe, Chicago, on July 23, 2019.

Mastered by Bill Harris.

Artwork by Studio Ibid.

Track Listing

  1. Sussurigation A
  2. Fifth Season: I
  3. Fifth Season: II
  4. Fifth Season: III
  5. Fifth Season: IV
  6. Moths Eating The Wallpaper Of Concorde
  7. Sussurigation B
  8. Sixth Skin Pataforming

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