Thursday, 4 February 2016

Birchall / Smal / Webster Tour

David Birchall - Guitar
Rogier Smal - Drums
Colin Webster - Saxophones

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Live at Mick Beck's House

Audio / photo-collage from the Birchall / Cheetham / Webster / Willberg gig at Mick Beck's house in Sheffield, during our tour at the end of last year.

Thanks to Mick Beck and also Rick Moran for the photos.

David Birchall - Guitar
Andrew Cheetham - Drums
Colin Webster - Alto & Baritone Saxophones
Otto Willberg - Double Bass

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Firehouse Tapes

Firehouse Tapes is a new duo release with Andrew Lisle on drums. The album was recorded directly to cassette, during three improvised sessions in the basement of an old fire station in North London.

Firehouse Tapes is available as a limited edition cassette and download from Raw Tonk Records.

Line-up: Colin Webster - Tenor and Baritone Saxophone, Andrew Lisle - Drums.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Birchall / Cheetham / Webster / Willberg - Winter Tour

David Birchall - Guitar
Andrew Cheetham - Drums
Colin Webster - Saxophones
Otto Willberg - Double Bass

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


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

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Recent Press

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.

All albums available from

Photo credit: Dawid Laskowski

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Live at Cafe Oto

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.