Williams, Jessica / This Side Up
Album: This Side Up   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Williams, Jessica   Added:Apr 2002

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 01, 2022: Rebop
4. Feb 22, 2008: No Cover, No Minimum
Little Bird Song
2. Mar 18, 2022: Traditions
Little Bird Song
5. Jun 22, 2005: Soul-ar Grooves ... with Sunshine in the Afternoon
I Remember Dexter (playing at Yoshi's tonite)
3. Jan 29, 2016: Rebop
Little Bird Song
6. Jun 07, 2002: Memory Select
I Remember Dexter

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-05-02
Straight-bop piano-trio session, very "normal" sounding, but with great personality and some good ideas. Maybe I'm just going on Williams' reputation, but she seems to have plenty of fresh tricks up her sleeve. Lots of unusual little flurries and asides in her playing - check the start of #3 or the theme in #4, or the sneaky soloing in #2.

Like Chuco Valdes, Williams is able to infuse joy into her playing, which makes the disc a casual, well-executed romp.

Track Listing
1. The Judge   6. Miles to Go
2. Blue Tuesday   7. Theme for the Eulipians
3. Black Diamonds   8. I Remember Dexter
4. Little Bird Song   9. Innocence
5. Serenata   10. Off Blue