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'Meditations on Freedom' Noah Preminger

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Mar 9, 2017 Updated Mar 15, 2017

New music this week from US saxophonist Noah Preminger, featuring songs of protest and defiance.

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Noah Preminger began writing and arranging for his new album following the 2016 US Presidential election - and released it on Inauguration Day. Disheartened by the way he saw his country heading, Preminger found solace in music, and drew on inspiration from artists who had used their craft to speak. He writes "at this time of disruptive and divisive change in our nation, I felt compelled to create these jazz meditations." He's joined by  a chord-less quartet, including Jason Palmer on trumpet, Kim Cass on bass and Ian Froman on drums - and together they perform originals and other politically-charged tunes by Bob Dylan, Bruce Hornsby, George Harrison and Sam Cooke.

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Only A Pawn In Their Game' (B. Dylan)
2. 'Just The Way It Is' (B. Hornsby)
3. 'A Change Is Gonna Come' (S. Cooke)
4. 'We Have A Dream'
5. 'Mother Earth'
6. 'Women's March'
7. 'The 99 Percent'
8. 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)' (G. Harrison)
9. 'Broken Treaties'

All tracks composed by Noah Preminger, except where indicated

CD: Meditations on Freedom by Noah Preminger (Independent release); Sample audio available for 1 month after initial feature album broadcast.

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Noah Preminger is an American jazz saxophonist. 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." Preminger, just 26, has recorded his third album and second for Palmetto Records, Haymaker, for...

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