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Gregory Porter"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

Gregory Porter's new GRAMMY-award winning album, Liquid Spirit (2014), marks his Blue Note Records debut. Its release comes on the heels of two critically acclaimed indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers. Gregory Porter released his first album Water in 2010, which earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. His sophomore album Be Good followed in 2012 and earned him his second GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Porter has an amazing gift for writing poignant songs based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy. Even more, his hooky melodies penetrate instantly. Recommencing with the water analogy that characterized his debut disc, Porter sees Liquid Spirit as a logical progression in his burgeoning discography as it touches on some of the same themes, particularly the highs and lows of romance, his childhood, and socio-political observations.

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