Decca/Blue Note have announced the November 5 release of Still Rising, a unique, 34-track collection by stellar jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. Not only is it his first compilation, but the two-disc set includes five brand new tracks and two new arrangements, alongside existing favorites, covers and duets.
“This is my music up until now, but it’s not a ‘Greatest Hits,’ says Porter. “They often come at the end of someone’s career, and I still feel new and young in mine. I have much more to say. There is always something in an artist’s career that people don’t know about; I wanted to bring it to their attention.
“The album title echoes my last one, All Rise, because I am reiterating something evident in my music and the new songs here – this upward-looking optimism about life and love. It’s an unfinished story for me, both musically and personally. And I’m still learning how to do this. Still rising.”
The five new tracks are on the first disc, and are introduced today (1) by the new single “Dry Bones,” written & produced by Troy Miller (Diana Ross, Rag’n’Bone Man, Emeli Sandé). Those are joined on disc one by two new arrangements and nine of Porter’s best-loved songs. Disc two features songs with Paloma Faith, Moby, Jamie Cullum, Jeff Goldblum, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more.