The collection of over 80 jazz classics! …
Gregory Porter presents the deluxe edition of his Grammy Award winning album ‘Liquid Spirit’. This fantastic new edition contains a new version of his popular track ‘Water Under Bridges’ re-worked as a duet with Laura Mvula, a cover of ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ where he duets with Jamie Cullum and also a wonderful cover of Bill Withers’ ‘Grandma’s Hands’ featuring Ben L’Oncle Soul. Featured on the CD is also the 20Syl remix of Porter’s title track, ‘Liquid Spirit’. There is a bonus disc with 5 videos taken from a live concert at Stadtpark Freilichtbuehne Hamburg, Germany 2014 and are performances of Grandma’s Hands, Hoochie Coochie Man, She Was Good To Me, Someday We’ll All Be Free and Work Song.
Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.) Darkly funny and thoroughly weird.
After two solid albums on Motema, both of which earned Grammy nominations, singer and songwriter Gregory Porter makes his Blue Note debut with Liquid Spirit. A singer whose quicksilver vocal style refuses to be caged by either jazz, gospel, or R&B, his warm, inviting baritone utilizes them all when he wishes to. Using the musicians who appeared with him on 2012's Be Good – Yosuke Sato and Tivon Pennicott, saxophones; Chip Crawford, piano; Aaron James, bass, Emanuel Harrold, drums – Porter wrote or co-wrote 11 of these 14 songs. There is a dynamite reading of Billy Page's hard-grooving "The In Crowd" that highlights Porter's rhythmic phrasing. Though it's a soul tune at heart, he swings hard.