Jill Scott releases her second album : ‘Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2’ (2004)

Jill Scott’s ‘Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2’ is her second studio album released on August 31, 2004 by Hidden Beach.

Track listing : 1.Warm Up (Jill Scott, James Poyser) – 1:20 . 2.I’m Not Afraid (Jill Scott, Omari Shabazz) – 3:26 . 3.Golden (Jill Scott, Anthony Bell) – 3:52 . 4.The Fact Is (I Need You) (Jill Scott, Pete Kuzma) – 4:38 . 5.Spring Summer Feeling (Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, Kelvin Wooten) – 4:49 . 6.Cross My Mind (Jill Scott, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer) – 4:44 . 7.Bedda at Home (Jill Scott, Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barias, Frank Romano, Johnnie Smith) – 4:22 . 8.Talk to Me (Jill Scott, James Poyser) – 4:44 . 9.Family Reunion (Jill Scott, Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barias, George Kerr) – 5:13 . 10.Can’t Explain (42nd Street Happenstance) (Jill Scott, James Poyser) – 4:39 . 11.Whatever (Jill Scott, Ronald PNutt Frost) – 4:26 . 12.Not Like Crazy (Jill Scott, Pete Kuzma) – 3:58 . 13.Nothing (Interlude) (Jill Scottandre Harris, Vidal Davis) – 1:29 . 14.Rasool (Jill Scott, Harris, Davis, Barry White, Tom Brock, Robert Taylor) – 3:05 . 15.Contains a sample of Barry White‘s Mellow Mood (Barry White, Tom Brock, Robert Taylor) . 16.My Petition (Jill Scottandre Harris, Vidal Davis) – 4:12 . 17.I Keep/Still Here (Jill Scott, Harris, Davis/Scott, Pete Kuzma, Dave Manley) – 8:45 .

Musicians : Jill Scott – Foot Stomping, Rub, Vocals (Background) . Raphael Saadiq – Guitar . Pino Palladino – Bass . Harold “Jukebox” Robinson – Bass . Harold B. Robinson – Bass . Adam Blackstone – Bass (Acoustic) . Vidal Davis – Bass (Electric),Drums,Mixing, Orchestra Bells, Orchestral Bells . Kelvin Wooten – Bass,Drum Programming, Keyboards . Andre Harris – Bass,Guitar, Guitar (Electric),Mixing . George “Spanky” McCurdy – Congas, Drums . Omar Edwards – Fender Rhodes . Rex Gregory – Flute, Saxophone . Brice Winston – Flute, Saxophone . Kevin Hanson – Guitar . Chris Farr – Saxophone . Christopher Farr – Saxophone . Darryl Reeves – Saxophone . Samir Zarif – Saxophone . Larry Gold – String Arrangements . Jeff Bradshaw – Trombone . Steve Suter – Trombone . Rick Trolsen – Trombone . Stephen Walker – Trombone . Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown – Trumpet . Leonard Brown – Trumpet . Matt Cappy – Trumpet . Clyde Kerr – Trumpet . James Weber – Trumpet . Andre Dandridge – Vocals . Pete Kuzma – Piano . Francesco Romano – Guitar . Johnnie “Smurf” Smith – Keyboards . James Poyser – Keyboards, Piano, Programming, Tongue Tapping . Carvin “Ransum” Haggins Vocals . Nicholas Payton Trumpet . Jason Boyd Vocals (Background) .

Production Produced by Dre & Vidal, Carvin Ransum Haggins, Ivan Orthodox Barias, Raphael Saadiq, Kelvin Wooten, James James Poyser, Anthony Bell, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer, Pete Kuzma, Jimmy White, Ronald PNutt Frost, Omari Shabazz . Pete Kuzma – Engineer . Darren “Limitless” Henson – Engineer . Keith Pelzer – Engineer . Omari Shabazz – Engineer . John Hanes – Digital Editing . Gerry “The Gov” Brown – Engineer . Tim Day – Engineer . David Farrell – Engineer . Gordon Goss – Engineer . Ryan Moys – Engineer . Jon Smeltz – Engineer . John Tanksley – Engineer . Jimmy White – Engineer, Guitar . Vincent Dilorenzo – Engineer, Mixing . Jeff Chestek – Engineer, String Engineer . Frank Sutton – Engineer, Tracking . John McGlinche – Assistant Engineer . James Tanksley – Assistant Engineer . Tim Roberts – Assistant Engineer, Engineer . Herb Power – Mastering . Serban Ghenea – Mixing .

Package : Kenny J. Gravillis – Art Direction . Lyzel Williams – Art Direction . Keith Major – Photography. Steve McKeever – Liner Notes .

Recorded 2003–2004 at Blakeslee Recording Company (North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California), Axis Studio, Home Cookin’, Sigma Sound Studios, The Studio (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) .

Released on August 31, 2004 by Hidden Beach.

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Slant Magazine
At close to 70 minutes, Vol. 2 is just as long as her debut, but unlike that album, Vol. 2 isn’t tempered by interludes or Scott’s signature spoken-word pieces. Still, the album is no less poetic; […]

exclaim.ca
Over a musical flashback exhibiting her prodigious vocal techniques, the first sound from Jill Scott’s mouth on this new record is a big loud raspberry. […]

BBC
A superb collection by an artist in her prime.With a sleeve full of pictures from her youth, Beautifully Human is a deeply personal album that, while reflective, rarely strays into indulgence. […]

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