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a b Hobart, Mike (6 September 2013). "Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit". Financial Times . Retrieved 27 November 2019. Johnson, Phil (31 August 2013). "Album: Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2022-06-14 . Retrieved 27 November 2019. Nicholas, Jessica (12 April 2017). "Gregory Porter review: Rare gifts from a jazz great". The Sydney Morning Herald . Retrieved 3 July 2018.
Porter has performed at numerous festivals around the world, gracing the famous Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. During 2022, he performed for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.Can’t wait to catch Gregory Porter this summer? Have yourself some first-rate sounds to be getting on with. Moreton, Cole (September 20, 2014). "Gregory Porter: 'Jazz got me out of the pain of losing my mother' ". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2022-06-14 . Retrieved 29 April 2016. John Fordham of The Guardian stated 'It's a better balanced Porter album than formerly, and as classily polished and confident as is usual from Blue Note."  Will Layman of PopMatters commented "Gregory Porter is now flat-out in the jazz spotlight. Where he deserves to be. What that means, commercially, in 2013 may be limited. But now that he is recording for the art form's marquis label, Porter has the chance to change the art, to enrich the audience, to sing from a higher mountaintop. Liquid Spirit is a beautiful extension of that clarion cry."  Thom Jurek of AllMusic added "While his first two recordings revealed a major new talent with their promise, Liquid Spirit is a giant step forward artistically, and for the listener, an exercise in musical inspiration."  The Independent's Phil Johnson noted "The soulful vocalist follows his two excellent indie albums with a major-label debut that contains few surprises yet deepens the story so far".  Mike Hobart of Financial Times wrote "Gregory Porter ’s largely self-penned major label debut is an artful and free-spirited blend of love songs, social commentary and reflections on life... The lyrics are heart-on-sleeve, and occasionally odd, but Porter's rich baritone oozes confidence and brings each syllable life".  Commercial reception [ edit ]
The album entered the US Billboard 200 at No. 192 with around 3,000 copies sold, and peaked at No. 187 on the chart.  It peaked at No. 2 on Jazz Albums.  The album has sold 43,000 copies in the US as of April 2016.  UNWIN, STEPHEN (September 13, 2013). "CD review: Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit". Daily Express . Retrieved 3 July 2018. Porter recently announced he will be returning to London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 13, 2023. The newly-announced show is part of the prestigious venue’s ‘Christmas At The Royal Albert Hall’ series.a b c Liquid Spirit ( liner notes). Gregory Porter. Blue Note Records, a division of Universal Music Group. 2013.
Liquid Spirit was recorded at Sear Sound, keeping it on a New York tip, and mixed at The Grateful Shed. Blue Note regular Brian Bacchus provides the stellar production. This is not just a disc worth discovering; it’s one to be cherished. OSBORNE, JORDAN (27 November 2015). "Album review: Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit – Special Edition Porter's magnificent vocals overflow with soul Gregory Porter ― Liquid Spirit". The Galleon . Retrieved 3 July 2018.
Lindsay, Bruce (4 September 2013). "Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit". All About Jazz . Retrieved 3 July 2018. Recommencing with the water analogy that characterized his debut disc, Porter saw Liquid Spirit as a logical progression in his burgeoning discography as it touched on some of the same themes, particularly the highs and lows of romance, his childhood, and socio-political observations. The strength of Liquid Spirit lies in Porter’s songs, based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy. Even more, his hooky melodies penetrate instantly. GREGORY PORTER EARNS TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS; ANNOUNCES TV PERFORMANCES". Blue Note Records. December 9, 2013 . Retrieved April 29, 2016.