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Liquid Spirit

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Even if you're a dance aficionado you will have heard this track thanks to the excellent house reworking by Claptone which is also included on this Deluxe Edition. In this arrangement there’s a lead voice some of the time but you can easily adapt it for a group of singers if you prefer. There are few albums where when you want to sit back with a glass of wine and unwind that you don’t end up reaching for the skip button for some of the tracks… but this is one of those rarities.

All songs written by Gregory Porter, and arranged by Porter, Chip Crawford and Kamau Kenyatta, except where noted. Blue Note have found a once in a generation voice which will hopefully be given the creative support to continue making such masterpieces. However, this album sees a move away to more and shorter tracks - mostly around 3-4 minutes, with less of the Jazz improvisation and solos we had on the previous two albums.The lyrics are heart-on-sleeve, and occasionally odd, but Porter's rich baritone oozes confidence and brings each syllable life".

Liquid Spirit is a metaphor for water, when something is liquid it’s quick at hand so it’s like having that energy and that spirit and that soul accessible. The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network. We also sell coffee-making equipment to help perfect your brew, and gift sets to treat a special someone. This is firmly in the mould of Water and Be Good and it sounds very much like those abums - with the same all acoustic, small Jazz group feel.Those in the know, know Blue Note records don't release anything not up to their ridiculously high standards, so even if you don't know Mr Porter (you should) you can be assured that this album is no run of the mill offering. Close your eyes and on a decent system this guy is right there with his band a few feet in front of you, delivering a pitch and note perfect performance with nowhere to hide. Mike Hobart of Financial Times wrote "Gregory Porter ’s largely self-penned major label debut is an artful and free-spirited blend of love songs, social commentary and reflections on life. The sound is more Blues-Soul than Jazz which is where the problem possibly lies with the purists, but the superb “stripped back acoustic” sound makes this a very intimate listen. Alongside our coffee beans, we can also supply your business with commercial machinery and also provide machines installation, service, repair and water filters.

We offer a range of machines in multiple configurations, and we’ll work closely with you to find the perfect fit for your business. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.Since our conception Liquid Spirit Coffee Roasters has been committed to sourcing and supplying products that we know our clients will love. Recommencing with the water analogy that characterized his debut disc, Porter saw Liquid Spirit as a logical progression in his burgeoning discography as it touched on some of the same themes, particularly the highs and lows of romance, his childhood, and socio-political observations. His playing on the Jazz standard "I Fall in Love too Easily" is the real thing - a wonderful slow ballad that at nearly 8 minutes, stands out as the exception here and an authentic Jazz performance, that would grace any New York Jazz club or classic album. From tempo tracks (Liquid Spirit) to quiet ballads (When Love Was King) the sound was deep and engaging.

A wide range of music styles can be found on this album - jazz, gospel, ballad, blues, soul - which help paint a pallet of images and textures for the listener.The whole album is cohesive - but the longer tracks have been left to the end - hopefully people will get to these, as for me, this is the most impressive part of the album. Do yourself a favour, if you're feeling stressed, pour yourself a drink of your choosing and put this album on. Hailed by public and critics alike, Liquid Spirit won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014.

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