New release on the New Wave of Jazz label - CINEPALACE. Named after the venue in Kortrijk, Belgium, where this set was recorded, the album captures the first meeting of this trio with Dirk Serries on guitar and Martina Verhoeven on double bass.
The album is available as a limited edition LP on heavyweight vinyl from here.
Line-up: Dirk Serries - Guitar, Martina Verhoeven - Double Bass, Colin Webster - Tenor Saxophone.
"Think of it as abstract sound painting writ large, with the participants sensitive to the creative entity forming via their pointillist interactions." - Textura
DunningWebsterUnderwood - Bleed "..a slow, steady exploitation of applied pressure, an improvisation structured on deep breath-blooms like monolithic, dry ice-shrouded Sunn O))) riffs, stretched and slowed." Tim Owen, Dalston Sound
Birchall/Cheetham/Webster/Willberg - Night Streets Of Madness
"Even in the realm of free improvisation, music rarely sounded this brutally physical. Each of these four virtuoso instrumentalists is given the space to produce some of their best individual improvisations and solos to date, but Night Streets Of Madness works best when they play as one single instinctive entity, somehow twisting punishing impulsiveness into densely textured long form (spontaneous) compositions." Tristan Bath, The Quietus
Reviews of 'Bleed', 'Night Streets Of Madness', and Dikeman/Serries/Lisle/Webster - Live at Cafe Oto
"Webster.. has an instinctive gift for hooking up with sound-makers of all stripes, his questing drive to produce far-out sounds balanced only by the generosity and egalitarianism of his own musical practices. You could say that he plays ‘in the pocket’ – a strange term to use for a horn player, yet it reflects Webster’s ability to lock into a groups’ dynamic, neither dominating it with his contributions nor becoming submerged." Paul Margree, We Need No Swords.
New release on Raw Tonk Records, 'Live at Cafe Oto' captures the first meeting of this quartet featuring Dirk Serries on guitar, John Dikeman on tenor sax, Andrew Lisle on drums, and myself on baritone sax.
This blistering live set is available on limited edition CDR and download from here.