1 x CD Album
|2||Do You Remember?||4:43|
|4||Gettin' In The Way||3:56|
|5||A Long Walk||4:41|
|6||I Think It's Better||1:42|
|7||He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)||4:45|
|12||The Roots (Interlude)||0:57|
|14||One Is The Magic #||3:48|
|44.3||Love Rain (Remix)||5:05|
Like most of R&B's finest talents (D'Angelo, Lynden David Hall, Erykah Badu, Chico Debarge, The Roots and Macy Gray--before she became a combined living legend and household name), Jill Scott doesn't fit neatly into any marketing game plan. The exquisitely chilled sounds of her aptly titled debut, Who Is Jill Scott?
--one part jazzy-funk mixed with two parts slow and sexy hip-hop-inspired soul--defy tidy pigeonholes. Made from the same mould as Erykah Badu and Meshell Ndegéocello, Scott is blessed with a voice that flits between intimate spoken word love poetry and stirring melodies. Like D'Angelo, her grooves are a subtle blend of funked soul and sensual jazz. And, like all of the above, Scott sounds as if she means every sexually-charged word as she demands to know how her lover wants it on "It's Love", warns off the other woman with "Getting in the Way" and suggests an intimate encounter with "Long Walk". In fact, all that Who Is Jill Scott?
lacks is the standout single that would make her the household name that she so deserves to be. --Dan Gennoe