℗ 2022 Criss Cross Jazz
Released January 6, 2023
Duration 49m 47s
Record Label Criss Cross
Genre Jazz
 

Blues Variant

Michael Feinberg, Noah Preminger, Nasheet Waits, Leo Genovese, Dave Liebman

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1.1
Blues Variant
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
4:11
1.2
Saqqara
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
6:03
1.3
High or Booze
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
3:58
1.4
The Healing Power of Grits
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
4:35
1.5
Eye of the Hurricane
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
4:57
1.6
The Water Brouht Us, The Water Spirit Will Take Us Home
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
5:51
1.7
Gather Power
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
5:27
1.8
Improvisation (For Leslie)
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
4:26
1.9
Cycle Song
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
4:43
1.10
Year of Ox
Michael Feinberg; Noah Preminger; Nasheet Waits; Leo Genovese; Dave Liebman
5:36
An intriguing element of Michael Feinberg’s superb Criss Cross debut is that the leader could easily have titled it “Bassist In The Background” (Fans of Duke Ellington’s wonderful 1960 LP Pianist In The Background will understand). Throughout Blues Variant – which includes six tunefully percolating originals by Feinberg, one by tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger, and one by pianist Leo Genovese – the 35-year-old bass maestro hews to the mantra, “If you want to hear me solo, come to a gig, where I often play a solo on every tune”. “I’m serving the music,” Feinberg continues. “What I appreciate about a bass player is how they make the other people in the band sound. I love hearing the soloistic abilities of Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Dave Holland and the people I idolize, but they’re amazing because, when they play, it feels incredible and they push their bandmates to be the best versions of themselves or go beyond what they think they can do.” As another example, Feinberg mentions Jimmy Garrison, who triangulated between McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones with the “spiritually transcendent” John Coltrane Quartet between 1961 and 1965. “He rarely plays a solo, but you don’t get the Coltrane quartet with anyone else. So I don’t care about the solos, or being on top of the mix to indicate ‘this is a bass player’s record.’ I play a ton of notes. I’m playing the whole time. Can’t miss it.”
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Criss Cross Studio Masters

Track 8 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.92
-3.77 to -0.60
-14.48
-22.30 to -12.53
-12.13
-18.80 to -10.60
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8 to 11
1
Blues Variant
-0.60-12.53-10.68
2
Saqqara
-0.60-13.66-11.68
3
High or Booze
-0.60-13.04-10.98
4
The Healing Power of Grits
-0.60-13.10-11.08
5
Eye of the Hurricane
-0.60-13.80-11.58
6
The Water Brouht Us, The Water Spirit Will Take Us Home
-0.60-14.74-12.38
7
Gather Power
-0.60-14.26-11.58
8
Improvisation (For Leslie)
-3.77-22.30-18.811
9
Cycle Song
-0.60-14.10-12.08
10
Year of Ox
-0.60-13.27-11.18

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