WOMAN JILL SCOTT
Jill Scott’s guest spot on Dr Dre’s Compton could ironically mean that her fifth album garners more attention here. Hmmm. The witty Philadelphian neo-soulstress (and accomplished spoken word poet) may be performing alongside the edgy Jhene Aiko at Soulfest, but she’s not beyond pulling hipster moves herself. Scott connects with Miguel’s producer Andrew “Pop” Wansel — and the subliminally experimental jazz highlight, Lighthouse, samples vintage SBTRKT from 2011. Woman is almost TOO expansive, though, with anomalous bursts of fervent ‘60s R&B. Still, Amy Winehouse would have sung along to Run Run Run and acquitted herself quite well, so Jill mostly gets off Scott free.
SOUNDS LIKE: straight outta Philly IN A WORD: authentic