Two new releases on the iconic New Wave of Jazz label run by Dirk Serries. Firstly, ‘Boskage’ is a set of improvisations with acoustic guitarist Daniel Thompson.
“Without experimentation, there can be no growth. Thompson and Webster take this notion to heart, expanding the grammar and vocabulary of their instruments, breaking conventional rules of interplay in the process.” – Mike Borella, Avant Music News
Line-up: Colin Webster – alto sax, Daniel Thompson – acoustic guitar
The second release is from the ever-evolving TONUS ensemble, this time as a trio with Dirk Serries on accordion and soprano melodica, and Martina Verhoeven on concertina and ‘cello. The three pieces that make up ‘Segment Tones’ sit at the intersection between minimalism, improvisation, and composition.
Review of both albums by Spontaneous Music Tribune (in Polish)
Review of both albums by Vital Weekly
Review of Segment Tones by De Subjectivisten (in Dutch)
Line-up: Dirk Serries – accordeon, soprano melodica, Martina Verhoeven – concertina, ‘cello, Colin Webster – clarinet, alto sax