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Liquid Spirit

Liquid Spirit

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All songs written by Gregory Porter, and arranged by Porter, Chip Crawford and Kamau Kenyatta, except where noted. The sound is more Blues-Soul than Jazz which is where the problem possibly lies with the purists, but the superb “stripped back acoustic” sound makes this a very intimate listen. Big enough to organise events for over 1,000 guests, but small enough to care about the finer details that we know will make your special event even more memorable than you could imagine. Firstly the quality of the recording seems excellent to me, close your eyes and you can almost see the band around Gregory Porter. Mike Hobart of Financial Times wrote "Gregory Porter ’s largely self-penned major label debut is an artful and free-spirited blend of love songs, social commentary and reflections on life.

Hailed by public and critics alike, Liquid Spirit won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 and has sold over a million copies worldwide.There are a fair number of reviews that say this album is not as good as previous ones, but for me this is an all time classic. We offer a range of machines in multiple configurations, and we’ll work closely with you to find the perfect fit for your business. The strength of Liquid Spirit lies in Porter's songs, based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy.

So for me Gregory … lets have more of this… it’s unique and refreshing…and transcends your earlier mainstream jazz albums. There are few albums where when you want to sit back with a glass of wine and unwind that you don’t end up reaching for the skip button for some of the tracks… but this is one of those rarities. Those of you into Blue Note jazz may have noticed that original recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder has been painstakingly digitally remastering a lot of the back catalogue to get the best from CD format. In this arrangement there’s a lead voice some of the time but you can easily adapt it for a group of singers if you prefer. Each part gets a share of the gospel harmonies and your singers need to be on their toes with rhythm and timing.

After two solid albums on Motema, both of which earned GRAMMY nominations, Gregory Porter made his Blue Note debut with Liquid Spirit in 2013. This is still evident to some extent and Chip Crawford, as main collaborator and pianist is excellent throughout - whether as accompanist or soloist. Movin'" also has some of the authentic Jazz of previous albums and "Liquid Spirit" is probably the most exciting track with its syncopated Double Bass line driving the band. The band accompany his buttery smooth vocals beautifully, not pulling attention away from his voice but playing with enough flair to make you smile at their artistry in every song. Do yourself a favour, if you're feeling stressed, pour yourself a drink of your choosing and put this album on.

Even if you're a dance aficionado you will have heard this track thanks to the excellent house reworking by Claptone which is also included on this Deluxe Edition. It won the best 2014 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and reached top 10 in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the UK. In fact this could be easier listening for anybody new to Gregory Porter, than the two previous albums. From tempo tracks (Liquid Spirit) to quiet ballads (When Love Was King) the sound was deep and engaging. A wide range of music styles can be found on this album - jazz, gospel, ballad, blues, soul - which help paint a pallet of images and textures for the listener.The Independent's Phil Johnson noted "The soulful vocalist follows his two excellent indie albums with a major-label debut that contains few surprises yet deepens the story so far". Whether you’d like to enquire about a product, claim a free sample , or simply have a chat, please get in touch below!



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