Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

September 17, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Aaron James, bluenote records, Chip Crawford, Curtis Taylor, Emanuel Harrold, Glenn Patscha, Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit, Tivon Pennicott, Yosuke Sato

(Blue Note Records)

Singer Gregory Porter moves over to Blue Note Records on his latest effort, but the power and magnificence of his awe-inspiring talent remains. Liquid Spirit continues the ascension of Porter as one of the great American singers. The depth of words is as poetic as ever and Porter’s delivery remain as soulful and enchanting as heard on his previous recordings. He can be as tender as a rose petal and at once wield the power of freight train. This production follows the “if-aint-broke-don’t-fix-it” axiom, with the same team of talents returning to the studio. Joining Porter again are pianist Chip Crawford, drummer Emanuel Harrold, bassist Aaron James, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, as well as tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott, trumpeter Curtis Taylor, and organist Glenn Patscha. Brian Bacchus again serves as producer, with longtime collaborator Kamau Kenyatta arranging and co-producing the effort. Porter is a musical marvel who continues growing his legacy as an amazing painter of word and emotion.

Click to listen to a clip of “Brown Grass”:

Tracks: No Love Dying, Liquid Spirit, Lonesome Lover, Water Under Bridges, Hey Laura, Musical Genocide, Wolfcry, Free, Brown Grass, Wind Song, The “In” Crowd, Movin’ , When Love Was King, I Fall In Love Too Easily .