Tuesday, 8 February, 2011

8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

Gareth Williams' Power Trio

One of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers on the UK scene, Gareth Williams has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since becoming a professional musician in the early 90s. The Power Trio released ‘Shock!’ to great critical acclaim in March 2009. The album features twelve original compositions and a blistering interpretation of John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’. “Williams, a sparkling acoustic and electric pianist in post-Herbie Hancock mode...never plays an ill-considered phrase. Drummer Ian Thomas and bass-guitar virtuoso Laurence Cottle, a partnership forged by hundreds of gigs, complete an intelligent, propulsive hour of unhistrionic jazz" - Jack Massarik, Evening Standard. "..you will find music that is by turns energetic and reflective, but always sparklingly melodic. Williams is a hugely gifted pianist, with an apparently endless fund of ideas, plus the detachment to organise them into coherent shapes" - Dave Gelly, Observer.