The tinkering, tweaking & tone-bending continue as Dirk Serries & Company @ A New Wave of Jazz tear into the future sounds of improvisational free jazz . . .

In the first of new line of releases on A NEW WAVE OF JAZZ. Axis is this additional series of works that we consider to be different, unique and somehow significant to stand alone.  The series enjoys the beautiful photography of Martina Verhoeven structured within the effective design by Rutger Zuydvelt.

After KODIAN TRIO’s tour in Germany in March 2022, the trio headed into the Sunny Side Inc. studio in Anderlecht (Belgium), with special guests MARTINA VERHOEVEN on grand piano and CHARLOTTE KEEFFE on flugelhorn and trumpet. These two unique musicians have excellent reputations in the field of free improvisation, especially for their distinctive approaches to their respective instruments. And it’s this distinctive approach which is the secret sauce that’s being added to working band KODIAN TRIO.

Here are COLIN WEBSTERDIRK SERRIES and ANDREW LISLE working at the limits of their comfort zone as KODIAN TRIO with these two strong musicians who bring another character, dimension and style into play.

This beautifully recorded studio album, captured and mixed by the head engineer at Sunny Side Inc. is unique free jazz release that triggers your listening experience, disrupts the obvious, and boosts the adrenaline.

Performed, recorded, mixed and mastered at the Sunny Side Inc. Studio, Anderlecht (Belgium) on March 26th, 2022.

Released January 31, 2023

Charlotte Keeffe: trumpet, flugelhorn
Andrew Lisle: drums
Dirk Serries: electric guitar
Martina Verhoeven: piano
Colin Webster: alto saxophone
Photography by Martina Verhoeven
Layout : Rutger Zuydervelt
Executive label director : Dirk Serries