Everybody is talking about Gregory Porter’s incredible vocal mastery – from Wynton Marsalis who has called him “a fantastic young singer” to Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum

Porter’s acclaimed debut recording is imbued with measured, graceful lyricism and whilst reflecting influences as different as Nat “King” Cole and Donny Hathaway it has an emotional intensity that is very much his own.

Included on the CD are striking interpretations of the classic songs “But Beautiful” and “Skylark” together with seven original compositions, all of which personify Porter’s world view. Produced by saxophonist, pianist and composer Kamau Kenyatta, ‘Water’ also features legendary alto saxophonist James Spaulding best known for his appearances on iconic Blue Note albums of the 1960’s by Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and others.

“It is the quite startling voice and well marshalled charisma of Gregory Porter that mark him out as a substantial addition to the canon of jazz singing.” – Jazzwise


  1. Illusion
  2. Pretty
  3. Magic Cap
  4. Skylark
  5. Black Nile
  6. Wisdom
  7. 1960 What?
  8. But Beautiful
  9. Lonely One
  10. Water
  11. Feeling Good