It wasn?t until recently had the honor to listen to pianist Jessica Williams play for the first time. With that said, her latest recording ?SONG OF EARTH? is simply stunning accomplishment for her. In fact, I have a tendency of shying away from solo recordings but I?m reminded with this lovely offering by Williams of the importance of artists recording solo projects. Moreover, I?m still in awe by the fluidity of her compositions, ambient tone and commanding yet graceful dexterity that?s absolutely unparalleled. Maybe it?s because the songs selected for this album were from ?live performances? at The Triple Door, Seattle, WA? Perhaps it really doesn?t matter if it?s live or studio, Jessica Williams has more then enough music to get acquainted with. In the meantime, I do challenge listeners to become familiar with the composers warm, complex and distinct voice.