by Jill ScottJill Scott


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After the 2011 album The Light of the Sun, Jill Scott advanced her acting career with roles in Steel Magnolias, Baggage Claim, and With This Ring. She also transferred her Blues Babe label from Warner Bros. to Atlantic and worked on her fifth proper studio album. A month ahead of its release, just after the second single reached the public, Hidden Beach just happened to issue Golden Moments, a compilation of highlights from Scott's "Words and Sounds" era. Should there be a second Jill Scott anthology, several cuts from Woman would make for obvious selections. The early singles -- a wailing update of Jerry Ragovoy's deep gospel-soul composition "You Don't Know Nothing About Love" and the relaxed breakbeat-propelled resignation of "Fool's Gold" -- are among the high points. Third single "Closure," produced by David Banner and Andre "Dre" Harris with references to Curtis Mayfield and Larry Graham, is among Scott's funkiest and funniest songs. The way she dismisses a lover -- she addresses him like a pet -- should be as remembered as any given line from "Gettin' in the Way." Other standouts are the result of smart pairings with younger talent. For the tranquil ballads "Lighthouse" and "Cruisin'," Scott teams up with fellow Philadelphian Andrew Wansel, the son of Dexter Wansel, while the 9th Wonder-produced "Beautiful Love," full of snaking keyboard lines, is a duet with BJ the Chicago Kid, too fine to be placed last on an hourlong album. Woman is so varied that it resembles a compilation itself, albeit one that's scattered in both sound and quality. More than any other Jill Scott album -- each one is either nearly or well over an hour in length -- its impact would likely deepen with some trimming and resequencing. Nonetheless, there's enough high-quality content to sustain Scott's status as one of the most unique and powerful voices in R&B.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2015
Label: Blues Babe Records
UPC: 0075678668579
catalogNumber: 550752
Rank: 168295


  1. Wild Cookie
  2. Prepared
  3. Run Run Run
  4. Can’t Wait
  5. Lighthouse
  6. Fool's Gold
  7. Willing Interlude
  8. Closure
  9. You Don't Know
  10. Pause Interlude
  11. Cruisin
  12. Say Thank You
  13. Back Together
  14. Coming to You
  15. Jahraymecofasola
  16. Beautiful Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jill Scott   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Jeff Coffin   Baritone Saxophone
Jackie Gouche   Background Vocals
Aaron Lindsey   Piano
Pino Palladino   Bass
James Poyser   Keyboards
Dan Needham   Drums
James Waddell   Horn Engineer
Aaron Pearce   Organ,Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Adam Blackstone   Organ,Bass,Keyboards
Tyler Summers   Tenor Saxophone
Dontae Winslow   Trombone,Trumpet
Benita Washington   Background Vocals
Steve McKie   Drums
Phillip Lassiter   Trumpet
Aaron Camper   Vocals
San Franklin   Background Vocals
Vincent Ciesielski   Trumpet
Dwayne Moore   Bass
Chris Farr   Saxophone
Davion Farris   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Darryl Farris   Background Vocals
Jairus Mozee   Guitar
Tiffany Gouché   Background Vocals
Shonn Hinton   Guitar,Soloist
Whitney Gouche   Background Vocals
Royce Moseley   Background Vocals
Richard Sherrington   Trombone
Dwanye Moore   Bass
Andre "Dre" Harris   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Larry Graham   Composer
Warryn Campbell   Composer,Producer
Wayne Haun   String Arrangements
Jill Scott   Composer,Executive Producer,Art Direction
David Banner   Composer,Producer
Harold Lilly   Composer,Producer
Aaron Jerome   Composer
Bruce Buechner   Engineer
Pusha T   Composer
Vincent Dilorenzo   Engineer
Aaron Pearce   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Horn Arrangements
Adam Blackstone   Producer,Engineer
Elvis Williams   Composer,Producer
Corte Ellis   Composer
Steve McKie   Producer,Engineer
Carolyn Tracey   Packaging
Bryan Sledge   Composer
Jeremy Hunter   Engineer
Tom Freitag   Engineer
Carlos Yutaka Del Rosario   Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer,Producer
Patrick Douthit   Composer,Producer
Qmillion   Engineer
Darryl Farris   Composer
Phil Scott   Engineer
Jameel Roberts   Composer,Producer
Ronald "Flippa" Colson   Composer,Producer
Demario Bridges   Composer
Jerry Ragovy   Composer
Joseph Macklin   Composer
Daniel Kier   Engineer
Donovan Knight   Composer,Producer
Phil Lassiter   Horn Arrangements
Black Jedi   Producer
Terry Sneed   Composer
Greg Burke   Art Direction
Artoro "Toro" Whitifield   Composer,Producer
Ryan Plett   Art Direction,Cover Photo
Andre "Dre" Harris   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer

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