The Magic Number, Zach's first recording as leader since 2007, distinguishes itself immediately through its unusual instrumentation: an acoustic trio that counterbalances the absence of a chordal instrument with the addition of wordless vocal harmonies, pitched percussion, and extended instrumental techniques. It is the first recording of Zach's to feature his own compositions alongside classic and modern jazz standards and it was funded entirely by fans' donations made through the micro-funding website Kickstarter.
The title of the CD was inspired by Zach's recent work as a sideman with the iconic Bob Dorough, a Miles Davis collaborator and Schoolhouse Rock! originator.
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