Album Remarks & Appraisals:
"For his Palmetto debut and his second CD as a leader, 24-year-old tenor saxophonist Preminger has defied expectations by releasing an album of mostly ballads - giving himself and collaborators Frank Kimbrough, John Hébert and Matt Wilson the opportunity to delve into highly nuanced solo and ensemble playing. Before The Rain is marked by the same sense of adventure and exploration as Preminger's 2008 debut CD Dry Bridge Road, but with more compositional depth and group interplay. The tempos never rise above medium, but the creativity and passion remain extremely high." -DownBeat
JazzTimes (p.76) - "Preminger's beautiful tone and fertile ideas dominate on this superb sophomore outing."
Personnel: Noah Preminger (tenor saxophone); Frank Kimbrough (piano).
Recording information: Maggie's Farm.
Photographer: Fran Kaufman.