When Gregory Porter arrived on the music scene a decade ago with his first album Water, it signalled something very special.

Jazz had a major new artist, someone whose voice sounded like a friend we had known our whole lives and at the same time like nothing we’d heard before.

Porter is now about to release his sixth recording All Rise, and we’ve come to learn that along with that voice, he’s also one of the great songwriters of our time. All Rise features many more of the two-time Grammy winner’s compositions.

Porter joined us for a conversation about how he’s been holding up in the place he calls home, the messages of his latest album, and his deep belief in the healing power of music.