There is something quite cathartic about Nadir by Colin Webster and Mark Holub, a sax-drums combination that likes to push and push. Holub you’ll know from Led Bib, Webster from his frequent sightings on the UK free scene. Full of energy and a very unsmooth approach to improvising, there aren’t many tunes, much structure or neat harmonies but there is plenty of pulsing experimentation and almost a punk attitude to music making. Like taking a cold shower... no it is not background music. Worth a spin.
Nadir by Colin Webster and Mark Holub (Raw Tonk Records) (***)
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