Paul Williams - Colours Of Joy

Published Saturday 10th November 2007
Paul Williams - Colours Of Joy
Paul Williams - Colours Of Joy

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17681-14514
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Kelly Hargie

Right from the first play the deliciously smooth sound of Williams' exemplary musicianship exudes from the stereo and his Benson-esque guitar stylings make you want to delve deeper into the improvisational nuances of this oh-too-short offering. Paul Williams is one of the founding members of instrumental group Collaboration and has in the past played the UK gospel scene alongside the likes of Barbara Brooks Thomas, Freddie Kofi and Dorothy Allen. 'Colours Of Joy' is a delightful, mature, well produced and wonderful musical treat - a great taster for anyone who is new to the sound of this talented gospel jazz guitarist.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Gemma in Worksop @ 12:01 on Nov 3 2006

Loved all the tracks on this EP. I Surrender All is played excellantly and is a powerful track that always makes me think about getting closer to the Lord. Colours of Joy is smooth and I must admit that it is my favourite. Can't wait for the album.


Posted by Nikki Tapper in West Midlands @ 21:23 on Aug 10 2006

'refreshing and uplifting! A pleasant offering from a young man with
true God given talent to deliver the message through Jazz!' Nikki Tapper
BBC Local radio Broadcaster for the West Midlands & Warwickshire'

Posted by Ian Lewinson in London @ 14:55 on Jun 23 2006

Colours of Joy is an excellent introduction to the guitar playing of Paul Williams. He has bags of licks and is a creative and natural improviser. I look forward to the next recording.


Posted by shanade in nottingham @ 19:06 on May 15 2006

that is a very good cd i can't wait for your next one

hmm very good

Posted by Jules in Nottingham @ 02:45 on May 12 2006

Totally love it! Can't wait for the next one.

A truly talented musician!

Posted by Rowan in Devon @ 10:25 on Apr 25 2006

A great jazz sound and always a pleasure to listen to. Can't wait for more new sounds from a talented musician.

Posted by Kola in Northampton @ 16:59 on Apr 21 2006

I really enjoyed to the tunes on the CD, v easy listening but you can sense that a lot of work has gone into putting the tracks together.
Reminded me of the work another guitarist I like, Jonathan Butler.

Good work, wish you all the best on future projects which I hope to add to my growing collection

Posted by Kilaniwi in Nottingham @ 14:00 on Apr 11 2006

I'm impressed very nice Album with lots of relaxing Jazzy tunes. Paul is an extremely talented artist with a bright future ahead. I look forward to buying more of his work in the near future.

Posted by Uncle Basil in Burton @ 00:42 on Apr 8 2006

I waited to hear Paul Williams ‘Colours of Joy’ with great anticipation, Partly because he is an undoubtedly gifted musician.

If you want to hear melodies which are very strong musically and also extremely memorable just put on Colours of Joy it combines musicianship and accessible, catchy tunes with deceptive ease.

The sound is very wide, quite ‘sweet’ and well balanced.

If you’re just feeling blue and need to experience some more Colours you know where you can find them!

Uncle Basil
PQlia Productions

Posted by Gary in London @ 14:36 on Mar 31 2006

Def. Worth a spin.
Relaxing and cool guitar work to an extremely high standard. Nice uplifting Jazz sound Throughout

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