But there are more gems to be found further on. A seamless intersection of pop-jazz and adult contemporary soul, it is a set highlight. On Take Me To The Alley, Gregory Porter is supported by the core of his group. Those looking for an explanation behind the meteoric rise and continually growing popularity of Gregory Porter need look no further. Editing out two or three tunes would have heightened its impact. Has it Leaked is not a download site.
Those three numbers, near-perfect as they are, make the album a bit top-heavy. The explanation is right here in that voice and the songs it sings. Among the highlights is a reworked version of Holding On, the track Porter co-wrote with electronic act Disclosure. The lyrics and the intention of the song come through no matter what kind of bells and whistles are going on. With Take Me To The Alley, which is also released on Blue Note, Porter once again transcends genres.
Personnel: Gregory Porter: vocals; Alicia Olatuja: vocals; Chip Crawford: piano; Aaron James: bass; Emanuel Harrold: drums; Keyon Harrold: trumpet; Yosuke Sato: alto saxophone; Tivon Pennicott: tenor saxophone; Ondrej Pivec: organ. This deluxe edition adds another version of that song featuring Kem and Insanity with guest Lalah Hathaway. Three of this album's choicest cuts come right at the top of the program. The ineffable charms of Gregory Porter can't help but woo and win over the ear. On , sticks to what he does best: writing and singing great songs in his honeyed, unhurried yet disciplined baritone. He is no simple 'heir' to Donny Hathaway like others have tried to be. Porter testifies and brings the thunder, the horns riff, the rhythm section locks in the groove, and organist adds the glissandos and the grease.
Gregory Porter has an especially soulful vocal range, far richer and more complex than those of his colleagues. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. The track was a worldwide club hit and inspired numerous remixes. His partnership with Kenyatta started in the mid-1990s when he was a student at San Diego State University Porter began his college years playing football on a full athletic scholarship before a shoulder injury diverted him into a music career. If you're familiar with , you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. It's worlds away from the dance-friendly version of the song that he recorded with British electronic duo Disclosure. Pianist and musical director Chip Crawford, bassist Aaron James, drummer Emmanuel Harrold, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott offer him a royal backing, and the album is an emotive experience from start to finish Note that Take Me To The Alley also welcomes guests such as singer Alicia Olatuja, trumpeter Keyon Harrold and organist Ondrel Pivec.
Title: Year Released: 2016 Record Label:. Track Listing: Holding On; Don't Lose Your Steam; Take Me To The Alley; Day Dream; Consequence of Love; In Fashion; More Than A Woman; In Heaven; Insanity; Don't Be A Fool; Fan The Flames; French African Queen. He also won the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Take Me To The Alley Porter 4. The singer has chosen to leave the euphoria of Brooklyn with his wife and son to return to Bakersfield in California to be closer to his siblings.
Jazz, soul, gospel, blues, the Californian knows every corner of Great Black Music, but it is his ability for fusion that truly sets him apart. That doesn't break new ground here isn't a big deal; he doesn't need to. The horns frame the B-3 and rhythm section groove while 's solo becomes a responsorial voice. See below for a list of U. It's completely in keeping with his previous workfull of emotional highs and lows, built on a blend of the earthy and cosmopolitanand just as addictive. His voice, already a standard of excellence by which others are judged, is matched by a truth-laid-bare songwriting style that is singular and second to none.
Consequence of Love Porter 6. Don't Be A Fool Porter 11. The spiritual clarity of the gospel message in the title cut is underscored by 's harmony vocal and 's melodic trumpet break. Each one of Porter's earlier albums produced a number of earworms and emotional wallops. The album is also available for pre-order on , and the singles are also available on. It skirts the edges of pop-soul yet remains in the jazz camp.
And then comes the title track, a sedate presentation that finds Porter harmonizing with and exploring the topics of healing and spiritual renewal. Singer Alicia Olatuja, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and organist Ondrej Pivec also make appearances throughout. The track listing for Take Me To The Alley is as follows: 1. Porter has also announced extensive tour dates throughout North America and Europe this Spring and Summer. Don't Lose Your Steam Gregory Porter 3. The album sold Platinum in the U. Grammy Award - Best Jazz Vocal Album, 2016 Take Me To The Alley from Gregory Porter is the much-anticipated follow-up to his 2013 Grammy-winning platinum album Liquid Spirit.
. It is strictly forbidden to share links to albums via file sharing sites Zippyshare, Torrent, Kingdom Leaks etc. In addition, in 2015, U. He's the epitome of soulful sophisticationpart tender poet, part cogent preacher, fully a man of the peopleand he has a voice that can make the angels weep. Take Me To The Alley, Porter's follow-up to the Grammy-winning Liquid Spirit Blue Note, 2013 and his fourth album in total, is a passion-fueled collection of music filled with inspired heart-on-sleeve meditations, from-the-mountain-top sermons, glimpses at what could've been, and musical testimonials. Gregory Porter is everything he's cracked up to be and more. If there's a knock against , it's that it feels a bit long.
It's an anthemic call to arms with great solos by and. Grammy award-winning Gregory Porter returns with Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his 2013 Platinum album Liquid Spirit. His arrival in 2013 on Blue Note record label with the impressive Liquid Spirit has seen him emerge as one of the brilliant voices in soul'n'jazz over the last few years. More Than A Woman Porter 8. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help. The new record also shows that, far from having been fatal, success allowed him to mature both as a person and artistically. Take Me To The Alley, likewise, traffics in the eminently lyrical and memorable.