free jazz skip in a valley genius- Lol Coxhill RIP
free jazz skip in a valley genius- Lol Coxhill RIP

free jazz skip in a valley genius- Lol Coxhill RIP
free jazz skip in a valley genius- Lol Coxhill RIP

Legendary sax player Lol Coxhill has sadly passed away.

I always loved his free jazz sax work on the Damned’s second album and was one of the leading lights of a generation of experimental musicians and  a John Peel fave.

nicked the bit below from Wikipedia because his career was far too varied to write out again…

Coxhill was born at Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was a member of Carol Grimes and Delivery[2] and then Kevin Ayers and the Whole World.[3]

He became known for his solo playing and for work in duets with pianist Steve Miller[4][5] and guitarist G. F. Fitzgerald.

Coxhill collaborated with other musicians including Mike Oldfield, Morgan Fisher (of Mott the Hoople),Chris McGregor‘s Brotherhood of Breath, The Dedication Orchestra, Django Bates, The Damned, Hugh Metcalfe, Derek Bailey and performance art group Welfare State.

 

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