Eric Legnini & Gregory Porter
Fri Sep 13 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Jul 18 2013
Belgian pianist Legnini plays spacious contemporary jazz in a similarly percussive/groove-laden vein to EST and The Bad Plus but with his own melodic sense.
Hotly tipped US soul-jazz singer Porter has had critics, fans and musicians raving thanks to his stunning Grammy-nominated debut 'Water', but he's the real deal live too. His phenomenal second album 'Be Good', dare we say it, is equal to if not better than his debut. Combining the deep soulfulness of John Lucien, the hipness of Kurt Elling and the streetwise lyrical style of Gil Scott-Heron in his prime, Porter brings an earthy emotional power to all that he sings.