total openness to explore radically new directions
as and when they present themselves..."
Warburton, Paris Transatlantic Magazine
sopranino and other saxophones, voice, composition,
are very few versatile artists that hold the importance
Lol Coxhill has in European improvised music.
His highly personal style on soprano and tenor
saxophone (fluent, lyrical yet capable of shrieking
outbursts), his ability to perform with everyone
and in every style, from jazz standards to the
weirdest electro-acoustic improv, backed by his
enduring sense of humor, all draw the figure of
a maverick musician." - François
Couture, All Music Guide
sax maverick Coxhill is a musician who's touched
on nearly every area of music over the past half
century. In the '60s he jacked in his day job
to accompany soul singers like Rufus Thomas. He'd
sit in with bluesmen like Alexis Korner and Champion
Jack Dupree. He was signed to John Peel's label
Dandelion and played bebop with the likes of Bobby
Wellins and Stan Tracey, prog rock with Steve
Miller and Kevin Ayers, and dabbled in ska and
rocksteady with Rico Rodriquez and Jazz Jamaica.
In 1977 he even toured with the Damned.
the last decade I've seen him play with assorted
avant jazzers, drone rockers and electronic mavericks.
I've seen him busking near the Thames, and seen
his old LPs selling for $100 in New York record
shops. And I've also heard him playing beautiful,
straight versions of standards....
true national treasure and a top geezer.' - John
Lewis, Time Out