Jazz pianist Jessica Williams does it in style in a trio situation with two of her own men: drummer Mel Brown, who studied under Jessica's own mentor, Philly Joe Jones, and bassist Dave Captein. As you would expect from someone as demanding as Jessica, both swing like mad. “Higher Standards” isn't just a reference to her incredible skills: in line with her mischievous sense of fun, it's also a reference to the choice of well-loved material. It is what Jessica does with “East of the Sun” or “Solitude” which is the key to her uncanny reputation. Originally released in 1997.