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Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art

Read "Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art" reviewed by Liz Goodwin

During the early to mid '90s, soprano and alto saxophonist-composer Art Porter, Jr. was charting a blazing course on the contemporary jazz soundscape. The 35-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas native had recorded and released four albums for Verve Records. He had been a guest on the albums of such titans as keyboardists Ramsey Lewis; Jeff Lorber (who ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Joe Blessett

Read "Take Five With Joe Blessett" reviewed by Joe Blessett

Meet Joe Blessett: Started out on alto sax, put it down pick up a six-string, got real and got day job. Now just a civilian making good noise in my spare time. Thanks to advances in technology and changes in the music industry I am afforded the opportunity to develop and produce my own ...


For Art

Label: Verve Music Group
Released: 1998


Article: Album Review

Art Porter: For Art

Read "For Art" reviewed by Dave Hughes

For Art's Sake is sort of a grab-bag compilation of live performances, remixes and other miscellaneous selections featuring the late saxophonist Art Porter. Porter drowned in 1996, cutting short a promising career; indeed, these performances illustrate that Porter was a talented, accomplished player who was still in the process of developing his own voice, both in ...



Label: Victor
Released: 1994


Straight to the point

Label: Victor
Released: 1993


Pocket City (Remixes)

Label: Victor
Released: 1992


Pocket City

Label: Victor
Released: 1992


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