Cross-genre covers are all the rage at the moment. Perhaps it’s some kind of post(-post?)modern thing going on but for the most part, it’s indie remakes of R&B songs and I have no time for them. What I do enjoy, however, are the jazz reworks of pretty much any song and Otis Brown III has produced one of my favourites in a long time. The jazz drummer has reconstructed Shania Twain’s hit single “You’re Still The One” with help from Gretchen Parlato and it appears on his latest album for Blue Note Recordings. Covers are best when they leave the original in the dust stylistically and Otis’ gives the song a new direction both in its timing and the serenading nature of the piano play (courtesy of a certain Robert Glasper) and production from Derrick Hodge.
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