Williams, Jessica / Live At Yoshi's Volume Two
Album: Live At Yoshi's Volume Two   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Williams, Jessica   Added:Feb 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-03-05 Pull Date: 2006-05-07 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 7 Apr 30 Apr 23 Apr 9 Mar 26 Mar 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 05, 2006: Memory Select
Dear Gaylord
4. Apr 07, 2006: No Cover, No Memory
Elbow Room
2. Apr 25, 2006: Your Mommie's Jazz Program
Paul's Pal
5. Apr 05, 2006: In Concert
Elbow Room
3. Apr 17, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Paul's Pal
6. Mar 24, 2006: Memory Select
Paul's Pal

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-03-03

Piano trio, straight mainstream jazz with a warm heart. Williams has a classic polished "jazz" sound, but her playing has flair. Her solos are bright, with little surprises in the inflections and accents, and the occasional fast flurry of notes. Tracks mix old, worn standards with some originals.

1- Soft slow Miles cover, with Flamenco drama of course. Gets louder later on.
2- Relaxed mid/fast, w/clever piano intro
3- Slow, romantic
4- Bouncy midtempo, like "Well You Needn't." Cool left hand solo early on, followed by even cooler right-hand solo
5- Sad. Slow start, into brisk soloing
6- Bright midtempo
7- Soft start into perky midtempo solo. Cool ending w/flourishes
8- Jaunty old-time swing. SEGUE into:
9- Languid, slow take on Gershwin's "Summertime"

Track Listing
1. Flamenco Sketches   5. Soldaji
2. Why Do I Love You   6. Paul's Pal
3. Spoken Softly   7. Dear Gaylord
4. Elbow Room   8. Lulu's Back In Town
  9. Summertime