How can two hands playing piano sound like John Coltrane playing saxophone. Jessica Williams' do. The number of albums she has recorded over a stellar thirty-five year career is astounding. Her last album Touch
is in Dan McClenaghan's Top Ten for 2010 on AllAboutJazz ? AND Scott Yanow's Top Ten for 2010 in JazzTimes.
And who do we find her playing with? Portland musicians: drummer Mel Brown and bassist Dave Captein.
The album. recorded in 2007 and released this week, is made up of tunes by Coltrane and for Coltrane composed by Williams. She says, ""John Coltrane has been my light through the darkness. When there are questions, I'll ask ?what would Philly Joe Jones or Dexter Gordon do'; but when things get REALLY weird, I can ask the ?Trane."