Gregory Porter – Be Good

February 17, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: Aaron James, Brian Bacchus, Chip Crawford, Emanuel Harrold, Gregory Porter, motema, Tivon Pennicott


You can count on one hand the number of times you hear an artist these days whose sophomore recording is better than their first. Gregory Porter is one of those rare artists. Porter’s Be Good goes beyond good to great. The songwriting is as fantastic as ever, with writing that is deep reflectively and thought-provoking and his delivery is as powerful and evocative as those who know his previous work would expect. Produced by Brian Bacchus, almost every song on the project was written by Porter. The effort benefits greatly from the fantastic musicianship provided by pianist Chip Crawford, bassist Aaron James, drummer Emanuel Harrold, and saxophonist Tivon Pennicott, among others. This is just an outstanding work by one of the incredible talents on the music scene today.

Click here to listen to a clip of “On My Way To Harlem”.

Tracks: Painted on Canvas, Be Good (Lion’s Song), On My Way To Harlem, Real Good Hands, The Way You Want To Live, When Did You Learn, Imitation of Life, Mother’s Song, Our Love, Bling Bling, Work Song, God Bless The Child.