Noah Preminger's "Before The Rain" Among Jazz Critics' Top CDs of 2011


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The latest CD by the Noah Preminger Quartet, “Before The Rain" (Palmetto Records), has appeared on at least 11 best-jazz-CD lists for 2011 and has won a coveted spot on the Rhapsody Jazz Critics' Poll.

The CD, which features the 25-year-old Preminger, a tenor saxophonist/composer, along with pianist Frank Kimbrough, bassist John Hébert and drummer Matt Wilson, is Preminger's 2nd release as a leader, following Dry Bridge Road (Nowt Records), a debut that received similar accolades. Preminger is one of the youngest jazz artists to have achieved this level of critical acknowledgment.

The Rhapsody Jazz Critics' Poll compiles the votes of 122 prominent jazz critics in a continuation of the polling method and scope of the annual poll formerly conducted (through 2010) by the Village Voice.

In the Rhapsody poll, Preminger's “Before The Rain" received votes from jazz critics Bill Milkowski (JazzTimes), Patrick Jarenwattanon (National Public Radio), Fred Kaplan (Slate.com), Aidan Levy (Village Voice), Nick Bewsey (JazzInSpace), Richard Kamins (Step Tempest), and Gene Seymour (Seymour & Nahikian).

Preminger's CD has also appeared on the 2011 best-CD lists of Mark Corroto (All About Jazz), David Adler (JazzTimes), Tom Reney (New England Public Radio) and Ken Laster (WHUS Radio).

Noah Preminger is represented by Scott Foster Management and Amy Cervini of Orange Grove Artists.

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