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It's Jessica's Time


Download links and information about It's Jessica's Time by Jessica Williams. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 59:37 minutes.

Artist: Jessica Williams
Release date: 1997
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 59:37
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No. Title Length
1. The Sheik 7:21
2. I'm In the Mood for Love 8:34
3. Impressions of Spain / Will O' the Wisp 12:41
4. Red Top 4:14
5. Lulu's Back In Town 6:51
6. I Fall In Love Too Easily 5:50
7. Bye Bye Blackbird 7:03
8. Mandela's Dream 7:03



Virtuosic pianist Jessica Williams is best heard as an unaccompanied soloist, where her imagination and wit can run wild, but she also fares quite well when playing with sympathetic musicians. This outing matches her with bassist Jeff Johnson, drummer Mel Brown and (on seven of the 11 numbers) Jay Thomas, who shows that he is equally skilled on tenor and trumpet. The emphasis is on the blues (other than "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home"), but by using different tempos, moods, and to a small extent styles, the musicians perform a surprisingly varied program. Thomas' swinging tenor solos (in the tradition of Gene Ammons) and fluent trumpet (check out the ancient sound he gets while muted on "St. Louis Blues") are major assets; he sometimes overdubbed a second horn for the ensembles. However, Jessica Williams easily emerges as the main star, whether ripping into the cooking "Raised Fourth" (a Thelonious Monk line), playing a boogaloo-ish "Sneak Preview," hinting at Red Garland and Bill Evans, or contributing a whistle to "Smoking Section" (which is dedicated to Rahsaan Roland Kirk). This date is highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans and is yet another strong addition to Jessica Williams' rapidly growing discography.