Lol Coxhill Vinyl, CD & tapes by Lol Coxhill at Norman Records
Lol Coxhill / Raymond MacDonald
Lol Coxhill was a free-improvising soprano sax player who had been in the industry since 1970 and has recorded with artists as diverse as Kevin Ayers, The Damned and Shirley Collins. For Morphometry, he teamed up with fellow sax-tooter and friend, Raymond MacDonald. The tracks were recorded 10 years ago, this turned out to be Coxhill’s last visit to Scotland. The front cover is from a woodcut by Ian Barrett, nephew of Pink Floyd’s flawed genius, Syd Barrett. Yellow vinyl LP on Glo-Spot. Includes a CD copy of the album.
- Vinyl LP (GLOSPOT1108)
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Described as one of Manchester's best kept secrets, this was an album of the bringing together of free jazz honker Lol Coxhill and synth wannabees Gerry and the Holograms. Originally made in 1981, the album bridges electronic jazz and punk jazz with vocals supplied by punk one-timer Fran Kershner. A collision course of DIY and out there jazz that stands the test of time.
Lol Coxhill was a member of Kevin Ayers' backing band Whole World. They feature, along with Robert Wyatt, on his 1971 album Ear Of The Beholder. The album is a sprawling, mesmerising and daring avant-jazz masterpiece that stood out as ‘different’ at a time when new ground was being broken frequently. It was originally released on Dandelion, the label owned by legendary DJ John Peel.
Charles Hayward, Hugh Hopper, Lol Coxhill, Robert Wyatt