Sunday, 26 July 2015

Saxoctopus


Formed by chance when eight saxophonists found themselves in a room together, Saxoctopus - as the name suggests - is an all-saxophone improvising octet featuring some key figures from the UK improv scene. The Saxoctopus album was recorded live at The Vortex Jazz Club in London, and has been released on CD and download by Raw Tonk Records:



The Saxoctopus line-up is: Dee Byrne (Alto Sax), Oliver Dover (Alto Sax), Julie Kjær (Alto Sax), Sam Andreae (Tenor Sax), Rachel Musson (Tenor Sax), Tom Ward (Tenor Sax), Cath Roberts (Baritone Sax), Colin Webster (Baritone Sax).

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Interview with Something Else!


I was recently interviewed by Sammy Stein for the Something Else! website. Read the full interview here:
http://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/05/05/colin-webster-interview-2015/

(photo - Steve Cropper)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Birchall / Cheetham / Webster / Willberg


Audio / photo-collage from a recent gig by an exciting new quartet formation with Manchester-based players: David Birchall (guitar), Andrew Cheetham (drums), and Otto Willberg (double bass).

Thanks to Hundred Years Gallery for the photos and Graham Dunning for the recording.

The debut album by this quartet will be released later in the year by the excellent Tombed Visions record label.

Friday, 17 April 2015

White Noise Session



Short solo set filmed at the White Noise Studio in Winterswijk, NL. Huge thanks to Marlon Wolterink for recording it.

http://www.whitenoisestudio.com

Monday, 6 April 2015

Live at Hundred Years Gallery


'Live at Hundred Years Gallery' is the new album by my saxophone/turntable duo with Graham Dunning. Released by the excellent CRAM record label, the album contains our full set performed at the East London gallery in October last year.

The album is currently available as limited edition CDR and download:

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Webster / Holub Duo Mini-Tour


My duo with Mark Holub is playing a series of UK dates in April:

April 13th - The Cowley Club, Brighton

April 14th - The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

April 15th - The Vortex, London

All three dates will be double-bills with Mark's duo with Austrian violinist Irene Kepl.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

it's on like boiled corn


'it's on like boiled corn' is my new solo album released on Norwegianism Records. The album is a series of short improvisations and explores similar territory to my previous solo album 'Antennae', using a strict palette of minimal saxophone sounds, with an emphasis on breath and mechanical noises over "pure/natural" notes.

The album is currently available only as a limited edition CD (50 copies), and a download option will be available soon.

Buy / stream here: