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Williams, Jessica Trio / Freedom Trane
Album:Freedom Trane Collection:Jazz
Artist:Williams, Jessica Trio Added:May 2011
Label:Origin Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-14 Pull Date:2011-07-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 17Jul 10Jul 3Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12Jun 5May 29

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 31, 2022:Music Casserole
4.Aug 28, 2015:Rebop
2.Nov 24, 2016:Clean Copper Radio
Freedom Trane
5.Oct 24, 2014:Rebop
Lonnie's Lament
3.Jul 21, 2016:Clean Copper Radio RNC Broadcast
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6.Nov 30, 2013:Music Casserole
Freedom Trane

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-05-14 
Origin, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – This intoxicating tribute album is evenly balanced between John Coltrane tunes and original compositions that reflect his spiritual depths. Williams, who lived in the Bay Area for many years, remains a prolific force on piano, with a dynamic touch and masterful improvisational style. And after a long string of solo CDs, it’s great to hear her in a trio format again! Highly recommended!

Note: #4 has weird sound glitches; I can’t tell if it’s the recording or just this CD

Try any track. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

1. 8:47 – deep, spiritual sound: piano combines thick chords & intricate runs
2. 6:16 – relaxed, kind of bluesy with a very rich but introspective feel
3. 6:09 – heavy, chugging groove, with catchy theme and a driving solo
4. 5:18 – easygoing stroll, bounces along; piano solo gets into tricky knots
5. 6:39 – serene intro, then a laid-back bluesy ballad with bright undercurrents
6. 8:53 – understated and sophisticated, with fine strolling piano & bass solos
7. 8:09 – gorgeous reading of a glorious ballad: tender, aching, lush & lovely
8. 6:46 – meditative solo piano: jewel-like melody sparkles on a soft pillow

[ Fo ] 05/14/11

Track Listing
1.The Seeker 5.Prayer And Meditation
2.Lonnie's Lament 6.Just Words
3.Freedom Trane 7.Naima
4.Paul's Pal 8.Welcome