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Liquid Spirit

Gregory Porter

Liquid Spirit

...extraordinary presence
UNI187 (Universal Music Group)
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1
No Love Dying

No Love Dying

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
03:57 Play
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Liquid Spirit

Liquid Spirit

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
03:36 Play
3
Lonesome Lover

Lonesome Lover

Composer Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln
Band Gregory Porter
03:11 Play
4
Water Under Bridges

Water Under Bridges

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
03:33 Play
5
Hey Laura

Hey Laura

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
03:19 Play
6
Musical Genocide

Musical Genocide

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
03:46 Play
7
Wolfcry

Wolfcry

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
04:10 Play
8
Free

Free

Composer Gregory Porter, Zak Najor
Band Gregory Porter
05:01 Play
9
Brown Grass

Brown Grass

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
04:17 Play
10
Wind Song

Wind Song

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
03:24 Play
11
The "In" Crowd

The "In" Crowd

Composer Billy Page
Band Gregory Porter
03:37 Play
12
Movin'

Movin'

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
04:50 Play
13
When Love Was King

When Love Was King

Composer Gregory Porter
Band Gregory Porter
06:53 Play
14
I Fall In Love Too Easily

I Fall In Love Too Easily

Composer Sammy Cahn, Jule Syne
Band Gregory Porter
07:49 Play
Total Running Time 61 minutes
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As musically solid as his recordings are and as powerful and honest as Porter's magnificent voice is, it may just well be the brilliance of his poetry and the unguarded depth of his emotional delivery that is most fueling his rapid rise to fame.

Licensed for download from Universal Music Group. 

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'...Porter's lordly baritone has been one of the significant discoveries in the past few years...' Jazzwise 
 

Liquid Spirit marks Gregory Porter's Blue Note Records debut, which arrives on the heels of two critically acclaimed indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers and earned him two GRAMMY nominations. Don Was, President of Blue Note, encouraged Porter to stay true to his artistic vision. 'I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel', Porter says, 'Those elements make their way inside my music. And I've always heard them in jazz.'

The singer retains the same core musicians that accompanied him on his previous two discs - pianist and music director, Chip Crawford, drummer Emanuel Harrold, bassist Aaron James, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. On a few selections, Porter complements that ensemble with trumpeter Curtis Taylor, and organist Glenn Patscha. Producer Brian Bacchus also returns, as well as arranger and associate producer Kamau Kenyatta. Porter describes the making of Liquid Spirit as very organic. 'I didn't say, 'OK, this is a Blue Note record, let me get a Freddie Hubbard sound,' Porter explains, 'I didn't have any agenda with this record.'

Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: 'Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn't know you wanted.' Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in the pages of JazzTimes by saying, 'We haven't had a male singer like him in a long time. He's such a wonderful writer. He's a story teller.'

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