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

Contest: Win Tickets to Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens @ Littlefield, NYC – June 13

 

Growing up in an Alabama church and a soul club veteran, the electric gospel Naomi Shelton brings an energy unparalleled. Her 45s, including “41st St. Breakdown” and “Wind Your Clock,” are prized amongst funk DJs worldwide. Very soon, New Yorkers can and should take advantage of what’s to be a spectacular show – lock your calendars for June 13 at Littlefield.

Enter our contest to see Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens live!

Event Details
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens Live
w/ The Gold Magnolias
Wednesday, June 13

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets: $10.00
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Video: Alecia Chakour + The Osrah @ Littlefield, NYC

 

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We adore Alecia. Last week, Alecia Chakour & The Osrah opened for ERIMAJ at Littlefield in Brooklyn and pretty much took the house down. The above video is their performance of “Ghost” – jazzy soul perfection.

Alecia has some seriously killing vocals, y’all – look out for this lady.

Below, stream the group’s EP that dropped late last year in case you missed it.

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José James Last Blackmagic Performance – December 3

Tomorrow, December 3rd, Giant Step Presents José James; plus TK Wonder & Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra, and DJ GE-OLOGY in a very rare Brooklyn appearance at Littlefield. According to José James this is going to be the very last performance of the Blackmagic concert series. That’s right folks, the very last one! So make sure you grab your tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the door.

“This project is very close to my heart. It’s a tribute to not only the greats like Marvin Gaye and Leon Ware, but to our contemporary giants like Flying Lotus and Benga. I’ve toured Blackmagic in 30 countries this year and worked with an amazing group of artists and producers on the album – Gilles Peterson, Flying Lotus, Moodymann, Taylor McFerrin, DJ Mitsu the Beats, Richard Spaven, and many more. From Paris to Sao Paolo, people have showed us mad love! How fitting that the final show is in New York, the place where I got my first Lotus beat labeled “Blackmagic” and opened the door to making the record. This is going to be a night to remember.” – José James

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An Evening with José James – New Artists Added

The line up for our upcoming event with José James on Friday, December 3, at Littlefield is finally complete. Joining him on the bill will be the glam-rock poet TK Wonder and Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra, both of whom joined us this past Summer at our annual Summerstage show. On the 1s and 2s will be our friend DJ GE-OLOGY helping guide us through the night. Advance tickets are on sale now so make sure you get yours today.

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