“Freed from any commercial constraints, and able to indulge in the atmosphere and groove of a likeminded pacesetter, Porter turns Porter Chops into a celebration of the spirit and soul of music. Not hip-hop. But music, period. While his first love is hip-hop, and while this is clearly a hip-hop take on Glasper’s jazz, Porter Chops Glasper seems more about trying to focus a plethora of great ideas, about taking the most ready elements of a modern genius’ already full discography and making them as appealing to those who are already aware of Glasper’s celebrated fusion as to those whose concept of jazz starts and ends in their grandfather’s dusty record collection. The fact that Porter created this album – which also contains snippets of his forthcoming project Nine, and interludes of Porter himself speaking about the power of music – in nine days says a lot about what we should expect from his juggernaut in coming months. But it seems as if Porter Chops Glasper’s main aim was to replenish Porter’s tapped spiritual well. “I went back to the days of when I was just trying to be noticed, “ he states. “Lately in the industry, it’s been less about the music and more about business. I think those things can diminish the emotion and feeling behind the music. It gets lost.” We’re very lucky we have people like Mr. Porter to give us the gift of renewal, nestled within some damn-fine, banging music.”
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