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Gregory Porter At Newport

Gregory Porter performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival
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Gregory Porter performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

Gregory Porter, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

August 4, 2013Here's the next great male jazz singer. 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 might say, clap your hands now.

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.

Personnel
  • 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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About The Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival, was founded by jazz pianist George Wein in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of its kind devoted entirely to jazz, and is now universally acknowledged as the grandfather of all jazz festivals. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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