Take Me To The Alley(Deluxe Ed With Dvd)
Gregory Porter has established himself in recent years as the leading contemporary Jazz Male Vocalist with a string of great albums and performances. His forth album ‘Take Me To The Alley’ highlights again what a superb deep and rich voice he possesses, a collection of 12 original tracks to delight his ever growing fan base. ‘Don’t Lose Your Steam’ is a jaunty brassy number, ‘In Heaven’ a lilting bossa-ish groove and ‘Daydream’ a mellow foot tapper. ‘Holding On’ ‘Take Me to the Alley’ are nice ballads. However it is on brilliant up tempo Brassy Jazz Groovers ‘Fan the flames’ and ‘French African Queen’ that are the albums standouts, where the power of Gregory’s voice and his sense of timing are highlighted to their best effect. The Deluxe CD version includes versions of ‘Holdin On’ with Kem, and ‘Insanity’ with Lalah Hathaway plus a DVD. Another strong album.