Jennifer Porter - “When It’s All Been Said and Done”
Review by Daniel Deprè
“When It’s All Been Said and Done” features the classic rock band setup that performs sentimentality with a bluesy sway. Despite the heavy drum fill to help this song burst out of the gates, the tone of the track is very relaxed and soft. Gelling nicely with the soft sensibility is the song's subtle sense of sensuality. Its feel-good atmosphere is intoxicating, and Jennifer Porter’s vocals will soothe you like a lullaby.
Lyrically, Jennifer Porter is writing about taking a chance on someone with who you feel that electric pull of attraction. The lyrics also have this uplifting sense of “no regrets” to them that is confident and inspiring. We only have one life, and Jennifer Porter reflects that in her lyrics with nuance and artful taste.
“Let’s roll the rug back and we’ll have a dance, I’ll bring you violets and we’ll take a chance, we only pass this way but once we know, may as well enjoy the show”
There is a very special warmth to her lyrics that makes them pleasant to read as well as to listen to her sing them.
The arrangement is the perfect foundation for Porter’s soft and smooth vocals. All the instruments play with such consideration for the rest of the band and most importantly, the vocalist. They find all the right spots to add in tasteful flourishes to keep on adding some spice to the song. The bridge features a very expressive and melodic guitar solo that adds the perfect break to the vocals. It’s wonderful how synonymously the piano and guitar are with one another throughout the song, with the piano being panned to the right and the guitar more towards the left. They were listening and jamming with one another. “When It’s All Been Said and Done” is a lovely and soothing blues song that will inspire you to find love and flourish within it.
Jennifer will be releasing her new album, Sun Come and Shine, June 22nd.
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About Jennifer Porter
Jennifer Porter is an award-winning singer, actor, and screenwriter. A musician's musician blessed with a beautiful voice, Jennifer has performed a repertoire that spans from Jazz and Blues to Country and Opera. She has sung with Classical and Jazz Orchestras, including the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Though trained as an opera singer and classical pianist, she considers herself a Roots Musician at heart, as she began playing piano at age five after sneaking out of bed to watch a boogie-woogie piano player named Maxine perform at one of her grand-parents notorious cocktail parties. Jennifer is still most at home sitting at the piano and singing while banging out an old Blues tune in a red-hot 88 style.
Jennifer has recorded eight albums to date, and will be releasing her newest, Sun Come And Shine, recorded with legendary drummer and music director Bernard Purdie on June 22nd, 2021. This sensational new project features Bernard’s stellar all-star band, and special guests, Grammy winners Christian McBride and Cindy Cashdollar and Grammy nominees Rob Paparozzi and C.J. Chenier. Also contributing to the project are bassist Wilbur Bascombe, and Steve Jankowski, and Tom Timko on horns.
Jennifer’s previous album, These Years, which received international critical acclaim, was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jay Newland and included special guests C.J. Chenier and Country Music Hall Of Famer, Charlie McCoy. These Years earned Jennifer 2020 We Are The Music Makers award for Best Roots/Americana/Blues Album and a 2019 Independent Music Network award for Best Female Crossover Artist. She was also nominated for four other Independent Music Network awards including Favorite Country Female Artist, and Favorite Female Mainstream Artist. Her song from These Years, “Road To Redemption”, hit #1 on National Indie Radio and the Independent Music Network’s, New Music Weekly’s, and National Radio Hits’ Country Charts.
Jennifer’s jazz album Easy Living (2014), with Grammy-winning producer, Lawrence Manchester, was nominated for a 2015 Independent Music Award in the Jazz With Vocals category and was heard on radio stations around the country, including KJAZZ in Los Angeles, WWOZ in New Orleans, and Public Radio International’s Jazz After Hours. Jennifer is also a proud member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, SAG / AFTRA, and Actors Equity Association.