Kate Williams Quartet
Pianist/composer Kate Williams has gained a reputation as both a distinctive writer and performer. The quartet will pay tribute to pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Emily Remler. Both were also prolific composers so this evening's programme will include some of their original tunes as well as some of their unique takes on well-known standards. She has released several CDs, each one to critical acclaim, includingMade Up and Atlas And Vulcana (with her septet) and Smoke And Mirrors (with tenor legend, the late Bobby Wellins). In 2016 she formed Four Plus Three, an ensemble featuring her trio with string quartet. The following year, they performed at the 606 with special guest John Williams (Kate's father) on guitar. John also features on Kate's album with vocalist Georgia Mancio: Finding Home: Kate Williams' Four Plus Three Meets Georgia Mancio. It won album of the year at the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
"...crisp, incisive and totally at one with the rhythmic ebb and flow."
"Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that's all her own"
The Observer ****
"Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that's all her own"The Observer ****; "...great writing, effortless arranging and a super-tight band"London Jazz News; "Kate Williams...one of the UK's most distinctive composer/pianists"MOJO
Line Up: Kate Williams piano, Mike Outram guitar, Dave Whitford Bass & Dave Ingamells - drums