Williams, Jessica / Live at Yoshi's Volume One
Album: Live at Yoshi's Volume One   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Williams, Jessica   Added:Sep 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-10-04 Pull Date: 2004-12-06 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 31 Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10
Airplays: 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 31, 2022: Music Casserole
Tutu's Promise
4. Nov 26, 2010: TGIJazz
I'm Confessin' that I ...
2. Jan 16, 2015: Rebop
Alone Together, Heather
5. Dec 16, 2004: Jamorama
Poem in G Minor, Heather
3. May 17, 2012: Love Den
6. Oct 29, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum
I'm Confessin' that I ...

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-10-10
Mainstream piano trio. It's got a conservative sound, but Williams infuses her playing with plenty of personality and splashy verve -- check out the clustery runs in the opening seconds of #1 just for starters. Tracks are long (6+ minutes) and include substantial creative solos. A treat for fans of traditional sounds. As a side note -- the band are all living legends (Williams on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, Victor Lewis on drums) ... and the session was recorded hereabouts, at Yoshi's.

1- A happy stride, nicely bluesy
2- Slow
3- Brisk
4- A semi-tough bluesy step (a creative change of pace) that moves into bluesy midtempo soloing. Nice original composition.
5- Slow and delicate, with fun high-register soloing
6- Midtempo, with mind-bending piano exercises at the start
7- Slow, but builds in intensity
8- Slow, gentle
9- Calmly playful Monk cover

Track Listing
1. I'm Confessin' that I ...   5. Heather
2. Say It Over and Over Again   6. Alone Together
3. You Say You Care   7. Poem in G Minor
4. Tutu's Promise   8. I Want to Talk About You
  9. Mysterioso