Nat King Cole & Me
The 12 track album ‘Nat King Cole & Me’, from Grammy-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter – one of the most successful jazz artists of his generation. It is a deeply personal tribute to Nat King Cole – the legendary crooner who ignited Gregory’s love of music. “It’s only natural that I go to the root of my inspiration and where I come from. And that root would be my mother and gospel music and Nat King Cole,” he says. Recorded at London’s AIR Studios, the 12-track album features some of Gregory’s favourite Nat King Cole tunes including ‘Smile’, ‘L-O-V-E’ and ‘Nature Boy’.
There is also a Nat-inspired arrangement of Gregory’s own song ‘When Love Was King’, originally released on his million-selling hit album, ‘Liquid Spirit’. For Gregory Porter, the influence of Nat King Cole on his life and music runs deep, a through-line that reaches back into some of his earliest childhood memories, and culminates in the release of his new album ‘Nat King Cole & Me’.
American singer-songwriter Gregory had a Grammy to his name after he scooped the gong for Best Jazz Vocal album in 2014.
His release Liquid Spirit hit the high notes with judges in 2014, while he repeated the feat this time around with Take Me To The Alley.
He can often be found wearing a cosy hat, which he claims is a way of maintaining privacy. Read more about Gregory Porter right here > http://www.gregoryporter.com