Songs of Love and Protest by Gregory Porter (From the Archives)

from  Soundcheck

Aug 27, 2020

 

In 2010, jazz singer Gregory Porter made a big splash with his first outing, Water, billed as “an album of love and protest.”  Porter, a New York-based Californian who spent long years in musical theatre, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Vocal Jazz Album category for the record. Gregory Porter talks about his love of Nat King Cole, and about the Detroit riots in 1967, the Algiers Motel shootings, and the riots after MLK's assassination in 1968. He plays "1960 What?," a song that addresses ...more

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