Art Porter junior

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Art Porter junior

Arthur Lee "Art" Porter Jr. (* 3. August 1961 in Little Rock , † 23. November 1996 in Bangkok ) was an American saxophonist of smooth jazz and son of the pianist senior Art Porter .

Art Porter grew up in Little Rock and was encouraged in his musical education by his father, the pianist and music teacher Art Porter senior. At the age of 16, he began a year-long course at Berklee College of Music in Boston , Massachusetts , which he continued at Virginia Commonwealth University . There he had lessons from Ellis Marsalis . In 1992 he moved to Chicago , Illinois , where he graduated with a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a master's degree from Roosevelt University . Mentors in Chicago were Von Freeman and James Leary. After returning to Little Rock, he worked with his father and later u. a. with Jack McDuff , Pharoah Sanders , Gene Chandler and the pop group After 7. In 1991 he got a record deal with Verve Records ; five albums were released on the label. He also worked on the recordings of Jeff Lorber , Tom Grant and Ramsey Lewis . He died in Bangkok in November 1996 in a boat accident.

Discography (excerpt)

  • 1992: Pocket City
  • 1993: Straight to the Point
  • 1994: Undercover
  • 1996: Lay Your Hands on Me
  • 1998: For Art's Sake

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