‘Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1’

‘Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1’ is her debut album released on July 18, 2000 by Hidden Beach.

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Track Listing : 1.Jilltro (Andre Harris, Darren Henson) – 01:03 . 2.Do You Remember (Jill Scottandre Harris) – 04:43 . 3.Exclusively (Jill Scott, Jeff Townes) – 02:05 . 4.Gettin’ In The Way (Jill Scott, Vidal Davis) – 03:56 . 5.A Long Walk (Jill Scottandre Harris) – 04:41 . 6.I Think It’S Better (Jill Scottandre Harris) – 01:42 . 7.He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat) (Jill Scott, Keith Pelzer) – 04:45 . 8.It’S Love (Jill Scott, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer) – 05:54 . 9.The Way (Jill Scottandre Harris) – 04:16 . 10.Honey Molasses (Jill Scott, Carvin Haggins) – 02:41 . 11.Love Rain (Jill Scott, Vidal Davis) – 04:12 . 12.The Roots (Interlude) (Ahmir Khalib Thompson, Tariq Trotter, Scott Storch, Jill Scott) – 0:57 . 13.Slowly Surely (Jill Scott, Darren Henson, Don Thompson) – 04:35 . [Sample Of Moe Koffman ‘Days Gone By’ (Moe Koffman)] . 14.One Is The Magic # (Jill Scott, Vidal Davis) – 03:48 . 15.Watching Me (Jill Scott, Ted Thomas, Jr., Rich Medina, Roy Ayers, William Allen) – 03:45 . [Sample Of Roy Ayers’ ‘No Stranger To Love’ (Roy Ayers, William Allen)] . 16.Brotha (Jill Scott, Keith Pelzer, Allen Toussaint) – 03:25 . 17.Show Me (Jill Scott, Vidal Davis) – 04:06 . 18.Try/Love Rain (Remix) (Jill Scott, James Poyser) – 10:07

Musicians : Jill Scott – Vocals . Ted Thomas, Jr. – Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, . Jeff Townes – Bass . Larry Gold – Cello, Conductor . Dj Jazzy Jeff – Dj . The Roots – Band . Mos Def – Vocals On (18) . Black Thought – Vocals . Jafar Barron – Trumpet, Trumpet (Pocket) . Vidal Davis – Drums . Andre Harris – Drums, Percussion, . Keith Pelzer – Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass . James Poyser – Keyboards . Emma Kummrow – Violin . Charles Parker – Violin . Igor Szwec – Violin . Gregory Teperman – Violin

Production : Produced By Dre & Vidal, Jeff Townes, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer, James Poyser, Carvin Haggins, The Grand Wizzards, Ted Thomas, Jr. . Keith Pelzer – Engineer, Mixing . Vidal Davis – Engineer . Jon Smeltz – Engineer . Jeff Townes – Engineer . Jim Bottari – Assistant Engineer . Gordon Goss – Assistant Engineer . Serban Ghenea – Mixing

Recorded March–May,2000 At A Touch Of Jazz Studios.

Released On July 18, 2000 By Hidden Beach.

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Sputnikmusic.com
When you throw it all together, all of these factors make for a coruscating debut that not only hints at her true genius, but lets it shine from time to time. […]

Slant
The couple’s post-coital hunger leads her to a twist ending on the supermarket checkout line. Scott can even make lines like “You better back down/Before you get smacked down” sound smooth. […]

allmusic
. With any luck, she will retain her sense of the power of words, since the best parts of this album are the ones when she lets fly, drunk on her verbal virtuosity. […]

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