While Disclosure is introducing Gregory Porter to a wider audience, Mr. Porter is already a well known jazz artist. His cd Liquid Spirit which was released in 2013 won him a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Check out the video for the single Liquid Spirit.
And check out the claptone remix version of Liquid Spirit.
Newsweek.com has an article about Gregory Porter.
Gregory Porter croons with the jazz gusto of a bygone era, but all potential collaborators take note: He is very much alive. “Howard [Lawrence], one of the brothers of Disclosure, heard my voice on the jazz radio station in the U.K., but he thought it was a very old song,” recalls Porter, 43, with a laugh, calling Newsweek from his hometown of Bakersfield, California. “He thought it was maybe something he could potentially sample.”
A bit of sleuthing led Lawrence to Porter, a Brooklyn resident for the past decade, and the producer invited him to co-write a song. The result was a pensive yet joyous jazz-soul ballad, one that hewed close to Porter’s Grammy-winning solo catalog. But the efforts didn’t end there; Lawrence and brother Guy, who comprise the über-trendy British dance duo Disclosure, rewound the song into a sprightly club track, “Holding On,” that reached No. 1 on the U.S. dance charts as the lead single of their second album, September’s Caracal.