Otis Brown III: The Way (Truth & Life)
on 28 September 2014
Drummers—we often forget—make some of the most interesting composers, especially in the realm of jazz, as they write from a fresh perspective that might not put such an emphasis on harmonies and melodies. Otis Brown III's "The Way (Truth & Life)"—the opening track off his debut album The Thought of You—is a great example of such new energy, especially as it's co-written with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper, known for his group The Robert Glasper Experiment which leans toward electronic, hip-hop, R&B and many other genres. Keep an ear out for the drums and cymbals in this piece to fully appreciate the artist's talent and setup.