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Gregory Porter - Be Good

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Since his solo debut Water in May 2010, Grammy nominee Gregory Porter has rocketed from talented unknown to one of the most relevant and virtuosic vocalists on the international jazz scene today.

Porter presents various facets of his personality throughout the album, but the jubilant "On My Way To Harlem" best explains his artistry. In name checking the divine artistic triptych of Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Marvin Gaye, Porter essentially outlines his own design as a soulful jazz poet. If Water heralded the arrival of the next big name in vocal jazz, then Be Good makes it clear that Porter still has plenty to say. Be Good is beyond great and he's here to stay.

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. New York Times

The intersection of Kurt Elling and Sammy Davis Jr. may seem an unfathomable junction, but that s exactly where you ll find Gregory Porter. JazzTimes

An absolute showstopper of personalized soul. All Music Guide

 


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