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Thread #145823 Message #3374946
Posted By: greg stephens
11-Jul-12 - 12:51 PM
Thread Name: Obit: saxophone legend Lol Coxhill (1932-2012)
Subject: RE: Obit: saxophone legend Lol Coxhill (1932-2012)
Lol was a true original. One of my all time favourite records is the LP he made with the radical outdoor theatre company Welfare State International. They were pioneering many forms of street and processional music with various guest musical directors in the 70's; among these were Lol (weirdo jazz), along with Mike Westbrook (more conventional jazz) and myself(rough folkie). Lol wrote simple tunes for street musicians, and was a great man for sitting in a field and playing the sax in a quite extraordinary way. It was a privilege to join with Lol and Mike and others to be a part of that wildly innovative world.
Lol kept a flow of ideas coming over a vast period of time, a wildly imaginative and productive musician. It was great that he was around, and a shame that he is gone.