There’s a buzz around the young tenor player with the arid tone, the fleet lines, and the thick ideas. On Dry Bridge Road, Preminger grabs a handful of the hippest leftie mainstreamers and comes up with a jazz date that’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Everything moves briskly, swinging in a way you could share at a party, but it’s deep stuff: harmonically daring and compositionally rich. Be prepared for him to head off on a flight of fancy, and be prepared to be tickled when he does.
Wed., Jan. 21, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 14, 2009