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Friday, July 09, 2021

Gregory Porter on Quest TV.

(Press release)

Quincy Jones’ music video streaming hub Qwest TV is honored to welcome Gregory Porter as Guest Curator with a specially curated playlist featuring Porter’s biggest musical influences. Porter's playlist pays tribute to some of his spiritual and musical mentors including John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway (through a spellbinding performance from his daughter, Lalah), Nat King Cole (via his brother, Freddy) and the tenor sax/bass clarinet player David Murray, an artist with whom he has formed an impressive collaboration. 

Born in California in the early '70s, Gregory Porter is the kind of jazz singer that comes around once in a generation. His majestic blues-baritone voice could have fronted a Count Basie band, as pointed out by John Fordham, though it benefits from all kinds of deeply-absorbed influences, from Nat King Cole to Stevie Wonder. His most recent album, 2020’s All Rise, harks back to his gospel, church-going roots, enlisting a choir and exploring the restorative powers of both faith and music. It confirms his gift for consistency as the latest in a string of records that balance, with staggering mastery, the twin virtues of tonal depth and soaring uplift. 

Qwest TV is available on multiple devices and platforms including Samsung TV+, Roku, VIZIO, Plex, Comcast Xfinity and more

1 comment :

Lance said...

I note Gregory Porter is also on BBC4 on Friday - I imagine it's a repeat.

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