Issues of Life: Features and Remixes

Gregory Porter

SKU: 233885

Barcode: 885150338858

27.00 £27.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: Membran
  • Released Date: 6th October 2014
  • Buying Format:
    180g 2LP Includes Download Code

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A compilation of superstar Soul-Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter’s best “features and remixes” on 180g audiophile vinyl, which also includes the album on CD. ‘Issues of Life’ features Gregory alongside artists like David Murray, Zbonics and Brian Jackson (of Gil Scott-Heron fame) and includes four previously unreleased tracks.

Gregory Porter is one of the most talked about male vocalists of the present day. In the four years since the release of his debut album, ‘Water’, the former football champ has received two Grammy nominations (winning Best Vocal Jazz Album in 2014), garnered a multitude of enthusiastic reviews, gained millions of fans all over the world. Hailed by Downbeat magazine as “The Soul Poet” on their front cover in October 2013, Porter has received encouragement and praise from musical icons such as Quincy Jones, Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock and even Stevie Wonder, who appeared as a guest with Porter at festivals around Europe throughout the summer of 2014.

Some of the most impressive results of Gregory Porter’s so called “features” are presented on this album. They range from a fantastic interpretation of Bobby Timmons’ “Moanin’”, recorded in 2012 with the Austrian trombonist Paul Zauner and his “Blue Brass”, via contributions to the album by saxophonist David Murray’s Infinity Quartet; a star-studded tribute to the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson; on to the Zbonics, a Soul-Jazz collective led by drummer Zak Najor. Throw in the acclaimed Opolopo remix of Porter’s biggest hit “1960 What?”, plus a few never before released edits and remixes, and you have some prime examples of the incredible range and depth of Porter’s gifts.

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Track Listings

LP 1:
Great Voices of Harlem - Moanin' (Radio Edit)
David Murray Infinity Quartet feat. Gregory Porter - Be My Monster Love Zbonics & Gregory Porter - Issues of Life
David Murray Infinity Quartet feat. Gregory Porter - About the Children Zbonics & Gregory Porter - Just in Time
David Murray Infinity Quartet feat. Gregory Porter - Hope is a Thing with Feathers

LP 2:
Zbonics & Gregory Porter - Nowhere to Run
Zbonics & Gregory Porter - She Danced Across the Floor (automart Remix)
Gregory Porter - 1960 What? (Opolopo kick and bass rerub)
David Murray Infinity Quartet feat. Gregory Porter - Army of the Faithful
Zbonics & Gregory Porter - She's Gone
Kentyah, M1, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band feat. Gregory Porter - Song of the Wind

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