From Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene with his debut CD, Water, in May of 2010, racking up a continuing stream of amazing accolades and awards. Porter’s Water garnered a ‘Best Jazz Vocal ’ Grammy® nomination (a rare feat for a debut recording), rocketed to #1 on both iTunes and Amazon in the UK and soared onto an international array of year-end ‘Best Of’ lists for 2010 in several genres, and within a scant 15 months established him as a formidable international touring artist.
With Be Good, released on February 14, 2011, Porter surpassed the heightened expectations of his follow up to Water, his sophomore release gaining even more acclaim, including a GRAMMY® nomination in the crossover R&B category and a nomination for best Traditional R&B Performance. Featuring Porter’s winning combination of “outstanding original songs, erudite lyrics and social comment, top drawer musicianship and improvisation, and a voice to die for” (Jazz Wise), Be Good is a musical compendium of groove-driven delights, ranging from quiet ballads to up-tempo burners, from romantic charmers to powerful, blues-tinged anthems.
This sampler contains three songs - "Be Good (Lion's Song)" and "On My Way to Harlem" from Be Good, and his anthemic "1960 What?" from Water.