The Once And Future
Released: Oct 1999
Besides sharing a city (Philadelphia) with her, Jill Scott's colleagues Jazzyfatnastees cover much of the same aesthetic ground: brainy poetry set to warm, subtly seductive neo-soul. But where Scott gravitates towards the more experimental and self-absorbed sides of the genre, Jazzyfatnastees are traditionalists preoccupied with the emotional wellbeing of their fellow humans. The tracks on their debut deal with being friends with women and building egalitarian relationships with men based on respect and romance -- and plenty of 'em have a timeless, slow-dance-with-me vibe.