Gregory Porter

Live is what counts most in jazz. Records rarely replicate the thrill of it all. But yes sometimes a good thing comes along and gets captured.

Maybe when we hear it (and definitely a suggestion to keep the Velvet Fog classic contained on it back until as late in December as you can manage is worth making) One Night Only – Live At The Royal Albert Hall may be that latest good thing. 

Fittingly done in London at one of the UK capital’s biggest and most prestigious halls, the city after all was the first that really fell in love with Gregory Porter the first time when Water flowed and claimed him as one of our own moving on up from some superb tiny club shows in the Dean Street Pizza Express Jazz Club that blew us all away and pretty quickly a presence in big halls the world over, the album is a late-November release and arrives in a full Monty CD/DVD/bonus interview affair featuring the blessèd one + a 70-piece symphony orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza.  

Tracks:

1. Mona Lisa

2. But Beautiful

3. Nature Boy

4. L-O-V-E

5. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas

6. Miss Otis Regrets

7. Pick Yourself Up

8. In Heaven

9. When Love Was King

10. The Lonely One

11. Ballerina

12. No Love Dying

13. I Wonder Who My Daddy Is

14. Sweet Lorraine

15. For All We Know

16. The Christmas Song

17. Smile

18. Hey Laura

19. Don’t Lose Your Steam