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Jessica Williams: Live at Yoshi's Volume Two

Read "Live at Yoshi's Volume Two" reviewed by John Kelman

Like pianist Mulgrew Miller, who recently released a second volume of trio performances from his run at Yoshi's, pianist Jessica Williams is also putting out her own sequel, another 70 minutes of music culled from her July, 2003 stint at the Oakland club, which has become as renowned on the west coast as New York's Village ...

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Jessica Williams: Live at Yoshi's Volume Two

Read "Live at Yoshi's Volume Two" reviewed by Jim Santella

Jessica Williams never lets her audience down. This second volume of live performances at Yoshi's in Oakland, California provides yet another example of her creative muse in action. With her piano trio, the artist sculpts each selection as if it were made out of sand. Gently prodding, she finds a solution that's satisfying as well as ...

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Mulgrew Miller: Live At Yoshi's Volume Two

Read "Live At Yoshi's Volume Two" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Mulgrew Miller is one of the unsung heroes of jazz. The veteran pianist, who turns fifty this month, has played in the bands of major figures like Betty Carter, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey, and Tony Williams and has more than four hundred recording credits to his name. Though respected as a dependable, first-call sideman, he's only ...

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Jessica Williams: Live at Yoshi's Volume Two

Read "Live at Yoshi's Volume Two" reviewed by Michael McCaw

From sweeping dramatic crescendos to Monkish innuendo and straight-up ballad mastery, pianist Jessica Williams always seems to be on top of her game. And when you hear her play so creatively, you have to wonder why she is not as heralded as many other pianists in the straight-ahead jazz idiom. It's not like she has not ...

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Mulgrew Miller: Live at Yoshi's Volume Two

Read "Live at Yoshi's Volume Two" reviewed by Dennis Hollingsworth

Mulgrew Miller may not be a household name, but he should be no stranger to jazz fans, with more than ten recordings to date as a leader. Miller might be the only pianist who can cite regular stints with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the incredible Tony Williams on his resume. This new release is dedicated ...

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Mulgrew Miller: Live at Yoshi's Volume Two

Read "Live at Yoshi's Volume Two" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes a live performance is a singular experience--not capable of being relived, and consequently not meant to be documented. Other times it's so vivid and so rich in emotion that it bears repeat visits. Pianist Mulgrew Miller's '04 trio release, Live at Yoshi's Volume One was one such show--so worthy, in fact, that its very title ...