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Like Sonny - Jessica Williams (3) - Gratitude (CD, Album)
The Baltimore-born pianist Jessica Williams(b. ) recorded this excellent solo album in Portland, Oregon on October 20/21, The nine memorable tracks include three of Williams' originals(one dedicated to Mary Lou Williams), two each from John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk plus two standards.5/5(5).
Jessica Williams - Gratitude (1996)


Label: Candid - CCD 79721 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing

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Compositionally, aside from Williams, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk are the two prevailing forces on the record. Williams' version of Coltrane's "Mr. Syms" may be very straightforward, but tunes as good as these don't require any window dressing."Like Sonny," the second Coltrane selection, is for the most part removed from its usual bossa nova context; Williams instead employs a rubato 6/
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