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Noah Preminger: Preminger Plays Preminger (Newvelle)

Prolific tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger is also a film buff-cum-history-twisting trickster. Turning his keen lens on the work of director and namesake Otto Preminger, Noah generally de-arranges the scores to some of Otto’s greatest films. Accompanied by Jason Moran on piano, Kim Cass on bass, and Marcus Gilmore on drums, Preminger works his chosen material … Read More “Noah Preminger: Preminger Plays Preminger (Newvelle)”

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Noah Preminger: Meditations on Freedom (Dry Bridge)

Having immersed himself in Delta blues on his acclaimed 2016 album, Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground, young tenor star Noah Preminger makes a sideways move into American protest music on his latest conceptual effort, Meditations on Freedom. Nearly 60 years after Sonny Rollins recorded his celebrated Freedom Suite with Oscar Pettiford and … Read More “Noah Preminger: Meditations on Freedom (Dry Bridge)”

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Noah Preminger: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

On this kind-of sequel to last year’s live Pivot, saxophonist Noah Preminger, trumpeter Jason Palmer, bassist Kim Cass and drummer Ian Froman take on a set of traditional blues and spirituals and reimagine them as vehicles for free improvisation. Among the program are songs by Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Willie Johnson, along … Read More “Noah Preminger: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground”

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Noah Preminger: Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar

Noah Preminger is nothing if not bold. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the tenor saxophonist, who skydives and boxes for kicks, would follow the likes of Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins in taking a freewheeling pianoless (and guitarless) band through extended explorations. Joining Preminger on the adventure, recorded live over three nights this past … Read More “Noah Preminger: Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar”

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Noah Preminger: Haymaker

Noah Preminger’s worthy follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2011 album, Before the Rain, is richly rewarding stuff, but the young tenor saxophonist is backed this time by the three new sidemen rounding out his current quartet. The big change is the switch from piano to guitar, with veteran Ben Monder’s stealthy sophistication bringing to mind … Read More “Noah Preminger: Haymaker”

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Noah Preminger: Before the Rain

Adventurous tenor saxophonist-composer Noah Preminger assembles an empathetic crew of pianist Frank Kimbrough, bassist John Hébert and drummer Matt Wilson. They strike a relaxed yet powerful accord on the standards “Where or When” and “Until the Real Thing Comes Along” and the gentle title track before exploring Ornette Coleman’s “Toys.” Their spirited romp through Kimbrough’s … Read More “Noah Preminger: Before the Rain”

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