Improvising power unit Kodian Trio rose from the ashes of a scorching concert at London’s Café Oto in 2015. Three albums and multiple live appearances later, the trio are swiftly becoming major contenders on the fertile and outward-looking European scene. The uniquely voiced trio is formed of saxophonist Colin Webster using aggressive techniques and unusual approaches to his horn, electric guitarist Dirk Serries throwing spiky lines in forceful and unorthodox dialog, and in-demand UK drummer Andrew Lisle providing underpinning and punctuation. The trio’s second studio album ‘II’ is out now on Trost Records.
KODIAN TRIO – III
CD out now on TROST RECORDS !
” **** ½ rating ! Kodian Trio is the working trio of British alto sax player Colin Webster and drummer Andrew Lisle with Serries on the electric guitar which has been touring extensively ever since their inception in 2015. The fifth album of the Kodian Trio and its third studio album was recorded in one intense live session at the White Noise studio in The Netherlands in March 2018 during a day-off on a European tour. Webster and Serries participated earlier this day in another recording session of the Dead Neanderthals in the same studio. III finds the trio in top form: powerful and sharp, passionate and playful. From the first second of this session, this free-improvising trio explodes with an uncompromising and urgent interplay that highlights its total democratic, collective aesthetics but also the profound, emphatic spirit of this album, born out of the shared experiences of a busy tour schedule. Kodian Trio sounds this time more rooted in the European schools of brutal, free jazz than the free-form improvisations of its last studio album, II (Trost, 2017).” Free Jazz Blog