Jessica Williams: With Love

The most vulnerable of recordings, the solo piano, is well represented here under the hands of Jessica Williams. She creates about an hour’s worth of a mellow, reflective and ruminating mood on graceful readings of standards such as “It Might As Well Be Spring” and “For All We Know.” Her touch on “My Foolish Heart” has an inquisitiveness about it, and while “But Beautiful” exudes grace, she still dazzles with technique, but as an accent and not as a centerpiece. She lets the torch of “I Fall In Love Too Easy” glow in regret, and brings rich hues to “Summertime.” Impressive, and the feeling grows with each encounter.

Origin Records

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