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Coxhill, Lol: Coxhill On Ogun (Ogun)

 

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UPC: 5020675571129

Label: Ogun
Catalog ID: OGCD008
Squidco Product Code: 10590

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1998
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded at Bretton Hall, Wakefield; Hatfield Music Centre; Mekon Studios, London; Fairway Tavern, Panshanger; Seven Dials, London. Tracks 1-5 originally released in 1978 on LP as OG 525, The Joy of Paranoia. Tracks 6-7 originally released in 1977 asOG 510, <>Diverse.


Personnel:

Lol Coxhill-soprano sax

Michael Garrick-electric piano

Dave Green-bass

John Mitchell-percussion

Paul Mitchell-Davidson-bass guitar

Ken Shaw-electric gutiar

Veryan Weston-piano

Colin Wood-cello

Richard Wright-Span guitar (track 1)

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track listing:


1. The Wakefield Capers 18:47

2. The Clück Variations 7:49

3. Joy Of Paranoia Waltz 2:12

4. Loverman 5:15

5. Perdido 7:21

6. Diver 16:26

7. Divers 21:22




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Jazz
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene

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Artist Biographies:

"George Lowen Coxhill (19 September 1932 - 10 July 2012), generally known as Lol Coxhill, was an English free improvising saxophonist and raconteur. He played the soprano or sopranino saxophone. Coxhill was born to George Compton Coxhill and Mabel Margaret Coxhill (née Motton) at Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. He grew up in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and bought his first saxophone in 1947. After national service he became a busy semi-professional musician, touring US airbases with Denzil Bailey's Afro-Cubists and the Graham Fleming Combo. In the 1960s he played with visiting American blues, soul and jazz musicians including Rufus Thomas, Mose Allison, Otis Spann, and Champion Jack Dupree. He also developed his practice of playing unaccompanied solo saxophone, often busking in informal performance situations. Other than his solo playing, he performed mostly as a sideman or as an equal collaborator, rather than a conventional leader - there was no regular Lol Coxhill Trio or Quartet as would normally be expected of a saxophonist. Instead he had many intermittent but long-lasting collaborations with like-minded musicians.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was a member of Canterbury scene bands Carol Grimes and Delivery and then Kevin Ayers and the Whole World. He became known for his solo playing and for work in duets with pianist Steve Miller and guitarist G. F. Fitzgerald. He was thought to have largely inspired Joni Mitchell's song "For Free", while busking solo on the old footbridge which formed part of the Hungerford Bridge between Waterloo and Charing Cross. Coxhill collaborated with other musicians including Mike Oldfield, Morgan Fisher (of Mott the Hoople), Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath and its musical descendant The Dedication Orchestra, Django Bates, the Damned, Hugh Metcalfe, Derek Bailey and performance art group Welfare State.

He often worked in small collaborative groups with semi-humorous names such as the Johnny Rondo Duo or Trio (with pianist Dave Holland - not the bassist of the same name), the Melody Four (characteristically a trio, with Tony Coe and Steve Beresford), and The Recedents (with guitarist Mike Cooper and percussionist Roger Turner), known as such because the members were (in Coxhill's words) "all bald", though the name may additionally be a play on the American band the Residents. Typically these bands performed a mix of free improvisation interspersed with ballroom dance tunes and popular songs. There was humour throughout his music but he sometimes felt it necessary to tell audiences that the free playing was not intended as a joke. Coxhill was compere and occasional performer at the Bracknell Jazz Festival, and a raconteur as well as a musician; he often would introduce his music by saying the words, "what I am about to play you may not understand". It was following a performance at Bracknell that he recorded the melodramatic monologue Murder in the Air."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lol_Coxhill)
10/11/2017

"Born in 1950, and moved from Cornwall to London in 1972 and began playing as a freelance jazz pianist as well as developing as an improviser at Little Theatre Club.


1975-85: Residency & fellowship for Digswell Arts Trust (Hertfordshire). Activities included:

Collaborations with visual artists (potter-Elizabeth Fritsch and fine artist Steve Cochrane).
Work on written theoretical material, commissioned by The Digswell Arts Trust.
Co-ordinating music workshops, supported by Eastern Arts Association.
Co-founded and composed for young local group - Stinky Winkles, voted 'Young Musician of 1979' by Greater London Arts Association and won first prizes in France, Spain and Poland.
Collaborations with Lol Coxhill, music for Derek Jarman Film. First released recordings.

Throughout 1980s and early 90s worked with Eddie PrŽvost Quartet, Trevor Watts' MoirŽ Music and Lol Coxhill and Phil Minton. Major festivals have included Zurich, Berlin, Nickelsdorf, Karlsruhr, Warsaw, Wroclaw, San Sebastian, Bombay, Vancouver, Nancy, Aukland, Nevers, Washington, Lille, Houston, Le Mans, Strasbourg, Bologna and Victoriaville.

Ensemble projects with Minton:

Duo - Ways, Ways Past, and....Past - diverse songs, originals & improvisation structures.
Songs from a Prison Diary - French commission for 25 singers with poems by Ho Chi Minh.
Naming the Animals -a quartet with Lianne Carol and Ian Shaw, words by Adrian Mitchell.
Mouthfull of ecstasy - with John Butcher, Roger Turner, texts from Joyce's Finnegans wake.
Makhno - for chamber choir commissioned by Taktlos Festival 1997.
4Walls - a quartet with songs and improvisations with Luc Ex and Michael Vatcher.


Other recent duo collaborations with:

Trevor Watts - improvisations with a feeling of form, where rhythm and melody sit comfortably with more abstract moments. A major current project.
Caroline Kraabel - duets that explore acoustic phenomena related to two instruments and how these sounds interact in specific acoustic spaces.
Jon Rose - improvisations using different acoustic keyboards and violins with selected tunings derived from science, history and the imagination.
Hugh Metcalfe - Films by Hugh, images of objects, animals, humans, holidays, journeys, unfold, transform, collide and provide the basis for accompanying duet improvisations.


Local activities:

(1995-6) playing in rhythm section for 'Changes' jazz club in North London with British jazz artists.
Awarded A4E National Lottery support to give series of workshops/concerts with John Edwards & Mark Sanders titled 'Playing Together' in East Anglia (1998).

Helped coordinate and arrange the Lindsay Cooper Song Project (1999). European festivals - Taktlos (Zurich), Angelica (Bologna, commissioned arrangement of "Oh Moscow" for orchestra), Moers (Germany) and Roccella Jonica (Italy)"

-Veryan Weston Website (http://veryanweston.weebly.com/biog--discog.html)
10/11/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Rutherford, Paul
In Backward Times (1979-2007)
(Emanem)
Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards
Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD]
(FMR)
Spontaneous Music Orchestra
Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Weston, Veryan
Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs
(Emanem)
Weston, Veryan / Trevor Watts
Dialogues with Ornette!
(FMR)
Weston, Veryan / Jon Rose / Hannah Marshall
Tuning Out [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards
Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD]
(FMR)
Rutherford, Paul
Chicago 2002
(Emanem)
Weston, Veryan / Caroline Kraabel
Five Shadows
(Emanem)
Various Artists
The All Angels Concerts [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2002 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Musique Action #4 (Marclay / Jauniaux / Minton / Yoshihide / Parkins / Weston / Vatcher / Luc Ex)
Madame Luckerniddle - Tribute to Tom Cora
(Vand'Oeuvre)
Watts, Trevor & Veryan Weston
5 More Dialogues
(Emanem)
London Improvisers Orchestra
Lio Leo Leon
(psi)
Coxhill / Ward
Old Sights New Sounds
(Incus)
Coxhill, Lol & Roger Turner
Success With Your Dog
(Emanem)
Marsh, Tony
Stops
(psi)
Weston, Veryan
Allusions
(Emanem)
Watts, Trevor Moire Music
Moire Music
(FMR)
Centazzo / Coxhill / Koglmann
Darkly
(Ictus)
London Improvisers Orchestra
Improvisations for George Riste
(psi)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble & Orchestra
Trio & Triangle
(Emanem)
Caetitu (Gibson / Weston / Mattos / Blume)
Caetitu
(Emanem)
London & Glasgow Improvisers Orchestras
Separately & Together (Freedom of the City 2007)
(Emanem)
Coxhill / Hayward / Hopper / Robinson
Clear Frame
(Continuity... Records )
Trio Of Uncertainty
Unlocked
(Emanem)
Minton Quartet, Phil
Slur
(Emanem)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City Festival 2005 [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Weston, Veryan / Edwards, John / Sanders, Mark
Gateway to Vienna [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Coxhill, Lol / Mueller, Torsten / Rutherford, Paul
Milwaukee
(Emanem)
Weston, Veryan
Tessellations for Lutheal Piano (2003)
(Emanem)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Rutherford, Paul
In Backward Times (1979-2007)
(Emanem)
Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards
Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD]
(FMR)
Spontaneous Music Orchestra
Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Weston, Veryan
Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs
(Emanem)
Weston, Veryan / Trevor Watts
Dialogues with Ornette!
(FMR)
Weston, Veryan / Jon Rose / Hannah Marshall
Tuning Out [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards
Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD]
(FMR)
Rutherford, Paul
Chicago 2002
(Emanem)
Weston, Veryan / Caroline Kraabel
Five Shadows
(Emanem)
Various Artists
The All Angels Concerts [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2002 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Musique Action #4 (Marclay / Jauniaux / Minton / Yoshihide / Parkins / Weston / Vatcher / Luc Ex)
Madame Luckerniddle - Tribute to Tom Cora
(Vand'Oeuvre)
Watts, Trevor & Veryan Weston
5 More Dialogues
(Emanem)
London Improvisers Orchestra
Lio Leo Leon
(psi)
Coxhill / Ward
Old Sights New Sounds
(Incus)
Coxhill, Lol & Roger Turner
Success With Your Dog
(Emanem)
Marsh, Tony
Stops
(psi)
Weston, Veryan
Allusions
(Emanem)
Watts, Trevor Moire Music
Moire Music
(FMR)
Centazzo / Coxhill / Koglmann
Darkly
(Ictus)
London Improvisers Orchestra
Improvisations for George Riste
(psi)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble & Orchestra
Trio & Triangle
(Emanem)
Caetitu (Gibson / Weston / Mattos / Blume)
Caetitu
(Emanem)
London & Glasgow Improvisers Orchestras
Separately & Together (Freedom of the City 2007)
(Emanem)
Coxhill / Hayward / Hopper / Robinson
Clear Frame
(Continuity... Records )

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