June 2, 1986 |
Canton, Connecticut, U.S.
Noah Preminger is an American jazz saxophonist.
Born in 1986, Preminger grew up in Canton, Connecticut. While in high school, he studied with saxophonist Dave Liebman. He released his debut album, Dry Bridge Road, after graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music. The album was a sextet session with Ben Monder, pianist Frank Kimbrough, trumpeter Russ Johnson, bassist John Hébert, and drummer Ted Poor.
Preminger's second album as a leader, Before the Rain, came in 2011 from Palmetto, featuring a quartet with Kimbrough, Hébert and drummer Matt Wilson.
Of Brooklyn-based saxophonist Noah Preminger, the Hartford Courant said: "Playing with the grace and expressiveness of a jazz veteran, the young man with a horn mixes cool restraint with emotional depth and old-fashioned poetry with contemporary bite."
Jazz Review said: "Preminger seems to have arrived on the scene fully formed, with incisive musical instincts, a distinctive personal sound and an ability to write great tunes." The New York Times added: "More than just a promising starting point, this is a display of integrity; here's a musician you feel you can trust." Dry Bridge Road was named Debut of the Year in the Village Voice critics poll, making top 10 lists in JazzTimes, Stereophile and The Nation.
All About Jazz said about Before the Rain: "Sensitivity and an ear for aural sophistication are the hallmarks of tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger." Down Beat magazine said, "The creativity and passion remain extremely high," while The New York Times concluded: "Mr. Preminger designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story."
While he was a student, the Boston Phoenix said: "Preminger's sound is beholden to no one. That makes him continually unpredictable and continually satisfying."
As a leader
|Noah Preminger||Meditations On Freedom||Noah Preminger||2017|
|Noah Preminger||Some Other Time||Newvelle||2016|
|Noah Preminger||Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground||Noah Preminger||2016|
|Noah Preminger||Pivot: Live at 55 Bar||Noah Preminger||2015|
|Noah Preminger||Background Music||Fresh Sound||2014|
|Noah Preminger||Before the Rain||Palmetto||2011|
|Noah Preminger||Dry Bridge Road||Nowt||2008|
As a sideman
|Rob Garcia||Finding love in an oligarchy on a dying planet||Brooklyn Jazz Underground||2016|
|Julian Shore||Filaments||Tone Rogue||2012|
|Rob Garcia||Drop and the Ocean||Brooklyn Jazz Underground||2011|
|Andre Matos||Quare||Inner Circle||2010|
|Rob Garcia||Perennial||Brooklyn Jazz Underground||2009|