A selection of gigs coming up in May:
11th & 12th:
Ov London presents Art Of The Moment. Two day improv festival in London with daytime workshops and performances both nights.
16th & 17th:
Mini-tour with Dutch grindcore free-jazz duo Dead Neanderthals. The Vortex, London (16th) and The Cowley Club, Brighton (17th).
Duo with Pianist Mike Hurley at The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham
Trio with Sheik Anorak and Alex Ward at The Vortex, London.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
The album is a series of short improvisations exploring a strict palette of minimal saxophone sounds, with an emphasis on breath and mechanical noises over "pure/natural" notes.
Antennae was recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Bonney. The download version also features a remix by Alex, and one by Graham Dunning.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
May 16th - The Vortex, London
May 17th - The Cowley Club, Brighton
Both dates will be double-bills with another excellent heavy Dutch trio 'Albatre'. Both bands are part of the burgeoning micro-scene of artists in Europe highlighting the crossover of improv, noise-rock, and jazz. Last August I put on a show for Dead Neanderthals in London and it was one of the heaviest sets I saw all year. In December we recorded a collaborative album, and these gigs will be the first time we perform together live.
Info on Dead Neanderthals here.
Info on Albatre here.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Some recent reviews of Webster/Holub/Anorak - 'Languages..'
Jazzwise Magazine (UK), February 2013:
The Liminal (UK), March 2013:
Kinda Muzik (Holland), March 2013:
Sound of Music (Sweden), March 2013:
'The Claw' with Mark Holub also gets a mention in this excellent overview of recent sax and drums duo albums by the Brazilian blog 'Free Form Free Jazz':
Also, the London internet radio station NTS live has been showing support for 'The Claw' recently. One track was included in this interesting show, worth listening again:
Monday, 28 January 2013
My duo with Mark Holub has a couple of rare live appearances at the end of March at The Cowley Club in Brighton and The Vortex in London. The London date is a double bill with Alex Ward's band 'Dead Days Beyond Help'. Details here:
March 24th: The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA. 8pm, £5
March 25th: The Vortex, 11 Gillet Street, London, N16 8AZ. 8pm, £9 (w/ Dead Days Beyond Help)
Sunday, 20 January 2013
New release from Chik Budo: CB13 Mixtape. Available as a limited edition cassette with digital counterpart, CB13 features 38 minutes of continuous original music, including new songs, in-house remixes and guest appearances by Theoretical Girl and Hiroko Ohashi.
CB13 is available to buy at gigs, and will shortly be available to buy online via www.chikbudo.com
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
On Wednesday 23rd January I'm performing an improvised sax and turntables set with Graham Dunning at The Lumiere in Clapton. The full line-up is:
Graham Dunning (turntables)/Colin Webster (saxophone)
Elo Masing (violin)/Dave Maric (electronics)
Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen (percussion)
Lumiere, 88 Chatsworth Road, E5 0LS. Tickets are £5
Full details of Unchartered Soundscapes are here: