Shock! - Gareth Williams Power Trio - Yorkshire Post

The title might suggest a full-on jazz-funk outing from one of our most talented pianists, but there is much more than that to this CD. It finds Williams, bassist Laurence Cottle and drummer Ian Thomas, tackling a programme of good originals with brio and invention. Williams divides his time between electronic keyboards and piano, and on the former does some good work on A Welshman in New York and the title track. His piano work scores most highly, not least on a supercharged version of Coltrane's Giant Steps.

Yorkshire Post
20 March 2009