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TONIGHT! LIVE! Noah Preminger is Celebrating the Release of Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar!

October 7, 2015
Noah-PermingerNate Chinen of the NY Times says: “On his often ecstatic new album, ‘Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar,’ the tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger leads his new band in a pair of incantatory half-hour extemporizations on classic blues by Bukka White.”
Preminger celebrates the release in NYC on Wednesday, October 7 that’s TONIGHT at the 55 Bar.
Exploring both his obsession with age-old Delta blues and his desire for a more fluid, intense way of playing jazz, Preminger’s new recording features a kindred-spirit quartet with Jason Palmer on trumpet, Kim Cass on bass and Ian Froman on drums. The group is captured performing two thrilling half-hour rhapsodies based on songs by one of the saxophonist’s favorite blues singers, Bukka White, by way of Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz, Sonny Rollins’ wide-open Our Man in Jazz and the John Coltrane Quartet’s last, envelope-pushing flights, all the while transmuting past into present for a 21st-century vision of free-minded but hard-swinging jazz.
Here are a few words about the recording from the man himself;
This new record, Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar, has a few different concepts that I’ve been exploring over the past few years. I stopped listening to music a number of years ago, but occasionally I will put on the blues. The region of blues music that seems to touch me the most is from the Mississippi Delta – The cats sang and played with such a sense of urgency, honesty and grit! That is exactly what I want my playing to portray when one listens. The musicians also had a very natural way of phrasing that I seem to have always been able to relate to. Because their storytelling is so brilliant and truthful, I decided my band (comprised of my favorite storytellers) would record two lengthy songs where we improvise based on melodies by the blues singer Bukka White, using chordal pivoting as a tool to dig more deeply into each story.
We know you’re gonna love THIS! See you at 55 Bar!
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