New Release: Gregory Porter – ‘Liquid Spirit’

 

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Timeless Grammy-nominated soul and jazz singer/songwriter Gregory Porter recently released his third album, Liquid Spirit on Blue Note Records. Along with the help of Chip Crawford (piano), Emanuel Harrold (drums), Aaron James (bass), Yosuke Sato (alto sax), and Tivon Pennicott (tenor sax), Porter endeavors to display his humanity through authentic music. Touching on themes such as love, growing up, and the socio-political climate, succeed he does.

Watch the video below to get a behind the scenes look on the album making process from Gregory and his team.

And catch Gregory on his fall tour starting tomorrow! Tour stops include appearances in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre on September 25 and two New York City shows at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan on October 24 and Littlefield in Brooklyn on October 26.

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Watch “Liquid Spirit” and get tour dates after the jump

Gregory Porter to Release ‘Be Good’

 

The now Grammy nominated Gregory Porter is becoming quite the force to be reckoned with. Undoubtedly talented and deserving of all the high praises sung of him, Porter is striking while the iron is hot and releasing a sophomore album claimed to outshine his Grammy nominated Water debut.

Be Good, set to release on February 14th, 2012, promises to display a range of moods and stories in Porter’s charming, almost conversational songwriting style. Firstly, folks can look forward to the title track, “Be Good (Lion’s Song),” which has actually been lauded as a crowd favorite during live shows for some time now.

With veteran producer and Be Good collaborator Brian Bacchus comparing the singer to Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, and Donny Hathaway, we are beside ourselves anticipating what’s next. Be certain that we’ll be sharing what comes our way!

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Giant Step, Hudson & Charity Water Present Janelle Monáe At Private Park 5/12

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We are pleased to present the Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monáe with music provided by DJ Ge-ology at the opening of Hudson’s Private Park on Tuesday, May 12th. If you haven’t seen Janelle live yet, there’s a reason why she was nominated for “Best Urban Performance” – she’s been known to climb trees, crowd surf and dive into pools!

Space for this intimate performance is extremely limited.  Please RSVP here and remember to arrive early.

A $20 donation is required at the door. 100% of the proceeds will directly fund the building of a fresh water well.

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