I first discovered Murray Porter while listening to all of the NAMA nominees a couple of months ago.
His entry in the awards that caught my ear was “Rez Bluez” from the album Songs Lived & Life Played.
It got my vote. It was one of those songs that sent me on a mission to find more from him and listen to it all. Well, that is just what I did. I downloaded the album from Amazon.com and listened. I listened three or four times or more in a row that first day – I only do that with albums I really love. I really dig this album.
Murray Porter is a blues piano player and singer. His style is charismatic and full of soul. His music reminds me of classic jazz and blues performances and artists that I learned about in a jazz history class I had in college. It was one of my favorite classes and one of my favorite professors, who also happened to be a jazz trumpet player.
“Rez Bluez” is the song that won me over, but the entire album is wonderful stuff. It is available on iTunes and Amazon MP3. A couple of my other favorite songs are “Call You Baby” and “Dog House”. “Is Sorry Enough” is a beautiful song.
You can find Murray Porter on:
MySpace – https://myspace.com/murrayportermusic
His bio and some career highlights are on the CD Baby site. Check out his music and add him to your collection.