Lick of the Day: Noah Preminger, Before the Rain (8:05 on)

(Photo copyright Joel Veak.)

The song itself, wistful, rolling rubato like oil on water… a happy mourning like Guaraldi.

And as the number fades out, at 8:05, the tiniest flits and flows from the soprano range of Preminger’s tenor, the pads closing louder than the air going past them. A bird flown over, the few feathers with which it parts sluicing down to land on soft leaves.

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