Lol Coxhill, R.I.P.

It is with sadness that I report the death of British saxophone player Lol Coxhill.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lol_Coxhill

I first stumbled across Lol Coxhill in the early 70’s, as a member of Kevin Ayers
band, “The Whole World”. Shortly thereafter, I found the strange 2LP set “Ear of Beholder”, alas a US copy on Ampex Records. I never got a British Dandelion Records 2LP set, however.

For me, the highlight of his long career are the 2 albums made with keyboard player Stephen Miller, “Coxhill / Miller” and “The Story So Far…Oh Really”. These are absolutely wonderful British jazz albums, in the Canterbury vein.

I will greatly miss his rather English humor and soprano saxophone playing.

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