Gregory Porter -[|]- Be Good -(MP3)- [Motéma Music, 2012 | Review]
From the beginning, vocalist Gregory Porter emerged on the music scene in 2010 with one of the most talked about debut recordings in recent memory to eventually land at the number position on both iTunes and Amazon in the U.K. with his soulful and inspiring debut titled “Water” on Motéma Music. In the present tense, songwriter and vocalist extraordinaire Gregory Porter promptly returns with his incomparable lyrical bravado to masterfully uncover another brilliant and tasteful portrait of great songs on “Be Good” produced by the Brian Bacchus.
With his sophomore effort in the works, Porter summon veteran producer Brian Bacchus to the studio to add his touch to eleven of the twelve songs on “Be Good.” Bacchus has many successes to his credit including Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Lizz Wright along with a host of others. Accompanying Porter on this project is his working band featuring: the incredible Chip Crawford [piano], Aaron James on [bass], Emanuel Harrold plays drums along with Kamau Kenyatta and Yosuke Sato on saxophones. Also guest appearances by Keyon Harrold on trumpet and Tivon Pennicott on tenor horn. Continue reading