GREGORY PORTER (BAND)
His album "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.
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. Despite having now recorded or shared the stage with the likes of Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Nicola Conte, Christian McBride, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and David Murray,
Porter remains grounded and humbled by all the new accolades. Porter is a performer of extraordinary presence who has been compared with the greatest of the greats, such as Joe Williams, Nat Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye. 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. In January 2014 Porter gained the Grammy Award for "Best Vocal Jazz Album" in Los Angeles.
Porter's new album "Take Me To The Alley" was released in 2016. As Porter polishes his artistry as one of our most heartfelt singer-songwriters on "Take Me to the Alley", his burgeoning body of work will continue to give voice to its modern times while simultaneously echoing the legacy of jazz and soul`s yesteryear and informing generations of musicians to come.
Best Works presents Gregory Porter in cooperation with Electric Chair.