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Today Monday January 20



Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.



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Monday, June 16, 2008

Mark Williams Trio at the Side Cafe

This was music that, although demanding at times, was well worth making the effort to get inside. Mark Williams, one of the seemingly endless tribe of guitar virtuosi who climb the Side stairs on Monday nights, proved that you don't need to hang your hat on familiar tunes to hold an audience although, when playing with Zoe he can do just that better than most. Tonight however, he gave them non stop originals that incorporated just about every aspect of contemporary music varying from sensitive melodic exploration to wild pulsating thrashes that verged on the anvillic (heavy metal). Alongside, Paul Sousands (bs) and the inevitable David Carnegie (dms) kept it all together both in solo and ensemble.

A stirring night. Only one complaint Mark; I'd like to have been able to put names to the pieces; in particular the one that began with an almost military-like opening.

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