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Directed by Alfred George Bailey

United Kingdom 2016 90 mins. In English

Shot over four years, Bailey’s film spans the life and career of singer and songwriter Gregory Porter, one of jazz’s most celebrated new stars. Winning the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Porter has accomplished what few in his vocation have in recent decades—sold over a million albums globally. Porter’s journey from humble beginnings in Bakersfield, California, to stage, studio, and beyond, offers a remarkable story, told against the recording of his new album, Take Me to the Alley. The film features contributions from Gregory Porter’s family members and musical luminaries including Don Was, Hubert Laws, Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Jana Herzen, and many more



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