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Shock! - Gareth Williams Power Trio - Ejazznews


16 February 2009
Ejazznews
John Stevenson

Williams asserts his considerable authority as a jazz keyboardist on selections that range from funky and hard-bop inspired to melancholy and elegiac. Coming across like a mannered rock group on "A Welshman in New York", and "Shock!", Gareth's pleasingly warm Fender Rhodes-ish sound is given adequate ballast by drummer Ian Thomas and electric bassist Laurence Cottle. Bill Evans's spirit guides the elegant waltz "Evans the Piano", one of the recording's many highlights.
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