Gregory Porter performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

Gregory Porter performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz FestivalAdam Kissick for NPRhide caption

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Newport Jazz Festival

Gregory Porter: Newport Jazz 2013WBGO




Here's the next great male jazz singer. He's got a booming delivery straight from vintage soul. He writes original tunes packed with metaphor and delivers authoritative versions of standards. It's little wonder Blue Note Records signed him for a new album this fall. The forthcoming Liquid Spirit is great, but he's even better live, surrounded with a long-running band that knows what he's after and enables it splendidly. As he suggests on the title track: Clap your hands now.

  • Gregory Porter, voice
  • Yosuke Sato, alto saxophone
  • Chip Crawford, piano
  • Aaron James, bass
  • Emanuel Harrold, drums
Set List
  • "Painted On Canvas" (Porter)
  • "On My Way to Harlem" (Porter)
  • "No Love Dying" (Porter)
  • "Liquid Spirit" (Porter)
  • "Be Good" (Porter)
  • "Work Song" (Nat Adderley)
  • "I Fall In Love Too Easily" (Jules Styne)
  • "1960 What" (Porter)
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