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Victoria Concert
Jessica Williams
Victoria Concert
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Jessica Williams
Title: Victoria Concert
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jazz Focus
Release Date: 11/11/1996
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078686801525

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More excellent Jessica
N. Dorward | Toronto, ON Canada | 04/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I've always had a slightly ambivalent feeling about Williams--she's a genuine original, unlike anyone else in the jazz piano canon, yet her mannerisms can get a little irritating: in particular, her inability to get through a chorus without throwing in a quote or three. Still, it'd be curmudgeonly to complain too much about someone who makes such consistantly enjoyable albums (& she does record a lot of them). This one is a solo concert, mostly in her quirky tinkling stride-piano vein; there's a few nice, sparing originals (especially "Dear Gaylord"), some handsome standards, & something of an emphasis on the blues, with a 15-minute version of "Straight No Chaser" being the disc's centrepiece. Her quoting habits get the better of her at a few points (for instance, she ends "Straight No Chaser" with "The Stars and Stripes Forever"), but on the whole this is a very strong disc, recommended to anyone looking for a sampler of Jessica's work."