All Rise

All Rise
All Rise

Artist: Gregory Porter

Silky smooth and with a touch of nostalgia Gregory Porter songs put you in mind of those times you remember with fondness. His music isn’t so much upbeat as wistful smile invoking.

Soul and jazz dance like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in his compositions. ‘All Rise’ is simply an extension of what has gone before. A little modernity in the mix but otherwise the next chapter. There are no surprises here, but no pitfalls either. It’s just another solid album from a statesman of sound.

Rating: ****

> Gary Trueman