Cindy and I went to see Jill Scott tonight at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie. Man — what a great show. Not only is she an amazingly talented and spirited singer, but her band is one of the tightest around.
Jill’s lyrics are at times funny and uplifting, and at others, brooding and self-conscious. She’s also a story teller as much as a singer, connecting songs together, and pointing out her message of unity, hope and love, rather than just playing her set and looking to impress us with her ability.
I was also especially impressed with the arrangements and the rhythm section’s performance. Tight, tight, tight. Rhythmically and harmonically complex without being over-thought or showy.
Hats off to you all.
(And thanks to Cindy for turning me on to more great music.)