This is is a lively varied organ trio with Williams up front starting with the lively interpretation of Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," with Williams' fluid runs and Bianchi's greasy B-3. Williams blues, "201 Poplar," is a superb blues performance with an after hours feel with Bianchi helping color the leader's solo as Sorey deftly adds his accents. On renditions of the Glen Campbell hit "Galveston" and The Stylistics' "Betcha By Golly Wow," Williams employs a vocalized approach in his playing centered around the songs lyrics, with Bianchi and Sorey adding light support. "Euclid and Lamar" is a briskly played Williams original that showcases all three players and followed by a lovely rendition of the classic ballad "Stairway to the Stars."
After the loping groove of a bluesy shuffle "Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation Project" by the trio, Williams closes "Lamar" with a solo rendition of "More Than You Know." It is an exquisite close to a highly entertaining, excellent jazz guitar and organ trio recording.
I received my review copy from a publicist. This review appeared in the January-February Jazz & Blues Report (Issue 364). Here is "More Than You Know" from the recording.