Gregory Porter - Take Me To the Alley

2017 Grammy Winning Album... Learn More


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2017 Grammy Winning Album On 180g Double LP!

2017 Grammy Award:
• Best Jazz Vocal Album

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with Take Me to the Alley, the follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit.

In the Fall of 2015 Porter finally found the time to return to the studio in New York City to record Take Me To The Alley. As he’s done on his previous three albums, Porter teamed with producer Kamau Kenyatta to craft a collection of stirring originals that juxtapose the personal and political.

Reinforcing their well-honed rapport is the return of Porter’s core accompanying musicians – pianist and music director Chip Crawford, bassist Aaron James, drummer Emanuel Harrold, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. Singer Alicia Olatuja, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and organist Ondrej Pivec also make appearances throughout.

• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold Jacket

Gregory Porter, voice
Alicia Olatuja, voice
Chip Crawford, piano
Aaron James, bass
Emanuel Harrold, drums
Keyon Harrold, trumpet
Yosuke Sato, alto sax
Tivon Pennicott, tenor sax
Ondrej Pivec, organ

LP 1
Side A:
1. Holding On
2. Don't Lose Your Steam
3. Take Me To the Alley
Side B:
4. Day Dream
5. Consequence of Love
6. In Fashion

LP 2
Side C:
7. More Than A Woman
8. In Heaven
9. Insanity
Side D:
10. Don't Be A Fool
11. Fan the Flames
12. French African Queen

Additional Information

Record Label Blue Note
Music Genre Jazz