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Gregory Porter Releases “Take Me to the Alley”

Gregory Porter: Take Me to the AlleyJazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter has released Take Me to the Alley, his followup to 2013’s Grammy-winning album Liquid Spirit.

Just as on Liquid Spirit, the new album features the bass work of Aaron James, who also played on Porter’s 2010 record Water and 2012’s Be Good.

Here’s a taste of the album, via Porter and his band in a one mic, one take performance of “Don’t Lose Your Steam,” a song dedicated to Porter’s three-year-old son:

Take Me to the Alley is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Take Me to the Alley Track List:

  1. Holding On
  2. Don’t Lose Your Steam
  3. Take Me to the Alley
  4. Day Dream
  5. Consequence of Love
  6. In Fashion
  7. More Than a Woman
  8. In Heaven
  9. Insanity
  10. Don’t be a Fool
  11. Fan the Flames
  12. French African Queen
  13. Holding On [feat. Kem]
  14. Insanity [feat. Lalah Hathaway]

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Chris Turnbaugh

Chris Turnbaugh

That’s the one and only Jamal Nichols on bass in the video.