Friday 23 December 2016

Plastic Knuckle

New release on Raw Tonk Records, 'Plastic Knuckle' is a studio session with Andrew Cheetham on drums, Otto Willberg on bass, and David Birchall on guitar. This is the follow-up album to 'Night Streets of Madness' by this Manchester based quartet.

Line-up: David Birchall - guitar, Andrew Cheetham - drums, Colin Webster - alto and baritone saxophones, Otto Willberg - double bass.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

The Small Departs, The Great Approaches

New release on Raw Tonk Records, 'The Small Departs, The Great Approaches' is a trio studio session with Andrew Cheetham on drums and Otto Willberg on bass. The session was recorded at the Islington Mill in Salford by Sam Weaver.

Line-up: Andrew Cheetham - drums, Colin Webster - tenor and baritone saxophones, Otto Willberg - double bass.

Monday 26 September 2016

The Bell

New split 7" release on the God Unknown label, The Bell is a collaborative track with Dead Neanderthals. The vinyl is a limited edition with a track by Sly And The Family Drone on the other side.

Line-up: Otto Kokke - saxophone, Colin Webster - saxophone, Rene Aquarius - drums

Monday 5 September 2016

Live at Paradox

'Live at Paradox' is a new release by Kodian Trio (with Dirk Serries and Andrew Lisle) recorded at Incubate Festival earlier this year. This is the the full un-edited performance and this release on Raw Tonk Records is a limited edition CDR of just 100 copies.

The album was also reviewed by Dutch website Opduvel:

Line-up: Dirk Serries - guitar, Colin Webster - alto sax, Andrew Lisle - drums.

Friday 26 August 2016


Roji is a new project by Gonçalo Almeida (bass and loops) and Jörg Schneider (drums). They asked me to record some baritone on three tracks for their album 'The Hundred Headed Women', which has been released on CD by the Shhpuma / Cleanfeed label. The album also features three tracks with trumpet from Susana Santos Silva.

"To simplify, we can say that this recording sounds almost like an encounter between Bill Laswell and Mick Harris (Napalm Death), but simultaneously more trashy and more jazzy, more Public Image Limited and more Sunn 00))). We can compare Roji with the Italian band Zu, but there’s a fundamental difference: this isn’t fun. It’s amazing, in a very dark, frightening way. The movie “Antichrist” by Lars von Triers found a better soundtrack."

Line-up: Gonçalo Almeida - bass and loops, Jörg A. Schneider - drums, Guests: Susana Santos Silva - trumpet, Colin Webster - baritone sax

Saturday 30 July 2016


New cassette release on the Tombed Visions label, 'Oval' is taken from an improvised studio session with Graham Dunning on turntable, dubplates, and effects. 

"Punctuated by space-echo swirls and throbbing with heaving drones, Oval is a far spacier record than Dunning and Webster’s previous collaborations. Where, for instance, Estigate, their first joint on Linear Obsessional Recordings, stuttered and started in spasmodic convulsions, this one heaves and swells.
Oval has a kind of cinematic grandeur, an impressionistic rapture in broad brushstrokes and dappled light to contrast with the pointillism of its predecessor. Even if the second side is more sparse and kinetic, it still feels windswept and expansive in it’s bruised intimacy.”

Robert Barry – The Wire. July 2016

Line-up: Colin Webster - Baritone Saxophone, Graham Dunning - Turntable, Dubplates, Spring Reverbs

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Gravity Lacks

New release on the brand-new Manchester based label Vernacular Recordings. Gravity Lacks is a set of solos and duos with guitarist David Birchall, recorded at Long White Cloud in London last year.

The CD comes with a cover image based on a sound drawing on the audio by David Birchall, and the packaging is handprinted and letterpressed by the Cleeve Press in Leicester.

Line-up: Colin Webster - Tenor Saxophone, David Birchall - Electric Guitar

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Spain Is The Place Tour

Ricardo Tejero - Alto Sax
Colin Webster - Alto Sax
Marco Serrato - Bass
Borja Diaz - Drums

Sunday 8 May 2016

KTHXBYE - details

details is the new album by my trio with Stian Larsen (guitar) and Brage Tørmænen (drums) - KTHXBYE. The album was recorded last year in London following a short tour, and is available on CD and download from Raw Tonk Records.

Line-up: Stian Larsen - guitar, Brage Tørmænen - drums, Colin Webster - tenor saxophone

Wednesday 6 April 2016


New release on New Wave of Jazz - Apparitions is a double studio LP by the quartet of John Dikeman (tenor sax), Dirk Serries (guitar), Andrew Lisle (drums), and myself on baritone sax. The album was recorded on the day after the quartet played a blistering show at Cafe Oto, which was released by Raw Tonk Records last year.

Monday 14 March 2016

Kodian Trio

Kodian Trio is a new project with Dirk Serries on electric guitar and Andrew Lisle on drums. Kodian Trio's debut album 'I' will be released on LP by the New Wave Of Jazz imprint on 19th March. The trio are also playing a series of dates in Holland, Belgium and Germany, including a two day residency at De Singer in Rijkevorsel:

19/3 - Pletterij (Haarlem, NL)
20/3 - De Nieuwe Ruimte (Rotterdam, NL)
21/3 - Volt (Sittard, NL)
22/3 - Djaezz Keller (Duisburg, D)
23/3 - De Ruimte (Amsterdam, NL)
24/3 - De Singer (Rijkevorsel, B) Two day residency - special guest : Martina Verhoeven
25/3 - De Singer (Rijkevorsel, B) Two day residency - special guests : Martina Verhoeven, John Dikeman, Thijs Troch

The album is available from New Wave of Jazz:

Thursday 3 March 2016

Spain Is The Place

New release on Raw Tonk Records - 'Spain Is The Place' is a new collaboration with an incredibly heavy quartet featuring Ricardo Tejero on alto sax, Marco Serrato on bass, and Borja Diaz on drums.

The album is available on CD and download.

Line-up: Ricardo Tejero - Alto Sax, Colin Webster - Tenor and Baritone Sax, Marco Serrato - Bass, Borja Diaz - Drums.

Thursday 18 February 2016

Recent Live Recordings

Colin Webster - Alto & Baritone Saxophones
Mark Holub - Drums

Hundred Years Gallery, London
20th November 2015

David Birchall - Guitar
Andrew Cheetham - Drums
Colin Webster - Alto Saxophone
Otto Willberg - Bass

Cafe Oto, London
16th December 2015

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