27 agosto 2014

Lol Coxhill dal vivo al festival di musica contemporanea e improvvisazione i-and-e, tenuto a Dublino il 13 e 14 maggio 2011.

Having begun playing jazz in the late 40’s, Lol Coxhill’s career has encompassed many different styles of music, working with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Rufus Thomas, The Damned, Kevin Ayers and Steve Miller’s Delivery, amongst many others. However, he has perhaps best known for his work as an improviser. As well as performances with Brotherhood of Breath, Company, Trevor Watts’ Moire Music and the London Improvisers Orchestra, he has had many long-standing groupings: The Recedents (with Mike Cooper and Roger Turner), duos with Veryan Weston, Pat Thomas and Lu Edmonds, Birdyak (with Bob Cobbing, Jennifer Pyke and Hugh Metcalfe). Lol Coxhill has been performing unaccompanied improvisations for over 40 years. He was one of the very first saxophonists to perform extensively in this manner, and was probably the first one to do so on soprano saxophone.