Jessica Williams' virtuosity sometimes allows her to sound like two pianists at once (as one can hear during parts of this CD's opener, "I Want to Be Happy"), but she also knows how to use space and dynamics. On this live solo set, the pianist sometimes shows the influence of Thelonious Monk (in her witty stride), McCoy Tyner (as shown on "Mr. Syms"), and Oscar Peterson, while her lengthy trill on "Straight, No Chaser" is right from Earl Hines. But in reality, Jessica Williams has her own style, a wicked sense of humor (complete with unexpected song quotes), and seemingly the ability to play whatever pops into her mind. Among the many highlights of this continually intriguing and unpredictable program are "I Want to Be Happy," "Willow Weep for Me" (played in answer to a request), Jessica's three originals, and a fascinating 15-minute exploration of "Straight No Chaser." Highly recommended.