Editor’s Pick: “Before the Rain is marked by the same sense of adventure and exploration asPreminger’s 2008 debut CD Dry Bridge Road, but with more compositional depth and groupinterplay. The tempos never rise above medium, but the creativity and passion remain extremelyhigh.
“There’s a buzz around the young tenor player with the arid tone, the fleet lines, and the thickideas... it’s deep stuff: harmonically daring and compositionally rich.
“...another major gift to the jazz world...a distinguished disc sure to seize attention for hisevocatively melodic style... Playing with the grace and expressiveness of a jazz veteran, the youngman with a horn mixes cool restraint with emotional depth and old-fashioned poetry withcontemporary bite... distinctive voice as a saxophonist and composer.
“4-stars...a superbly flexible quartet...full of adventure, individuality and light and shade.Preminger is a bit special.
“His sound is informed by everybody but beholden to no one. Which makes him continuallyunpredictable, and continually satisfying.”
“Preminger guides his solos with a logic that’s unrushed...introspective... balancing cleanexecution... His six originals (out of nine total tracks) are structurally layered, mercurial, flirtingwith abstraction but unabashed about melody and groove. Placed end to end, they tell acompelling story.
“More than just a promising starting point, this is a display of integrity; here’s a musician you feelyou can trust... Preminger’s album “Dry Bridge Road” is unusually graceful... [he] plays with careand dry precision, dividing his time among all registers, with even tone and projection in each.