by Matt Silver, WRTI

If you have any questions about where vocalist Allan Harris grew up or for whom he sings, you haven’t heard Kate’s Soulfood yet. One listen to the silky baritone’s 14th album as a leader will leave no doubt; Harris represents that same historic slice of Upper Manhattan that he honored all pandemic long with his popular weekly livestream Harlem after Dark. Kate’s Soulfood doubles down on this premise, and, even better, allows you to immerse yourself in Harlem encomia and anecdote at any time of day. While balancing roles of tour guide, historian, and bandleader with characteristic cool, Harris is most memorable as the one with the voice that, by turns, brings to mind Nat King Cole and Gregory Porter.

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