Editors’ Notes Drummer Otis Brown III impresses on his debut solo album, The Thought of You. Brown makes room for jazz, hip-hop, gospel, and a cover of Canadian country singer Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One” featuring vocalist Gretchen Parlato. The album opens with “The Way (Truth and Life),” which features a muscular horn arrangement, Robert Glasper’s unmistakable touch on piano, and Ben Williams’ driving bass. Bilal lends vocals to “The Thought of You—Part 1,” a track that includes incisive trumpet from Keyon Harrold. The spotlight is on singer Nikki Ross for a gospel medley drenched with Shedrick Mitchell’s organ.

SONG
The Way (Truth & Life)
1
7:47
 
The Thought of You, Pt. 1 (feat. Bilal)
2
4:11
 
Interlude I - TRUTH
3
1:29
 
Stages of Thought
4
7:18
 
The Two Become One (For Paula)
5
6:51
 
You're Still the One (feat. Gretchen Parlato)
6
5:03
 
The Thought of You, Pt. 2 (feat. Bilal)
7
3:15
 
I Love You Lord / We Exalt Thee / In the Beginning (feat. Nikki Ross) [Medley]
8
8:20
 
The Thought of You, Pt. 3 (feat. Bilal)
9
5:27
 
I Am Your Song (feat. Nikki Ross)
10
5:10
 
Interlude II - LIFE
11
2:04
 

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