180-gram vinyl double LP gatefold set
Porter's Grammy-nominated debut album
Includes the hit "1960 What?" original and Opolopo remix
Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene with his debut album, Water in May of 2010, and has racked up a continuing stream of amazing accolades and awards. Porter's Water garnered a ‘Best Jazz Vocal ' Grammy nomination (a rare feat for a debut recording), rocketed to No. 1 on both iTunes and Amazon in the U.K. and soared onto an international array of year-end ‘Best Of' lists for 2010 in several genres, and within a scant 15 months established him as a formidable international touring artist.
Water has earned Porter incredible accolades from jazz and soul media alike. "Warmth coats every line of Gregory Porter's intimate jazz and soul debut. Hints of Nat King Cole bleed through Porter's articulate phrasing, but the weight of Joe Williams and the spiritualism of Bill Withers resonates, too….Porter's conviction and traditionalism….delivers another refreshing, contemporary male jazz voice worth savoring." raved Creative Loafing Atlanta. USA TODAY agreed, concluding an excellent review by stating, "The versatile Porter's Water leaves you awash in enticing grooves."
According to The New York Times, "Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn't know you wanted." Echoing those sentiments was the BBC's Kevin LeGendre, who said, "Gregory Porter has a voice and musicality to be reckoned with."