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Lol Coxhill

Lowen Coxhill, almost universally known as Lol Coxhill (born September 19, 1932, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) is an free improvising saxophonist. He usually plays the soprano or sopranino sax.

Lol Coxhill pictured at the Red Rose club, Finsbury park, London 1991

Coxhill has collaborated with many other musicians during his career, including Kevin Ayers[?], Steven Miller[?], Mike Oldfield, Morgan Fisher[?] (ex Mott The Hoople), Chris McGregor[?]'s Brotherhood of Breath[?], punk rock group The Damned, Derek Bailey, street theatre performance art group Welfare State[?] to name but a few.

Recommended listening;

  • The Ear Of The Beholder (Dandelion Records[?])
  • Toverball Sweet (Dandelion Records)
  • Fleas In Custard (Caroline Records)
  • Miller/Coxhill (Caroline Records)
  • Welfare State/Lol Coxhill (Caroline Records)
  • Murder In The Air (12" Single)
  • Diverse (Ogun Records[?])
  • The Joy Of Paranoia (Ogun Records)
  • Frogdance
  • The Promenaders (Y Records)

A documentary about Lol Coxhill called Frogdance was shown by Channel 4 in 1987.

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