Friday 20 July 2012


Veteran freeform jazzer Lol Coxhill sadly died this week. Outside of the jazz world he collaborated with many, many musicians including Kevin Ayres, Mike Oldfield and, even, The Damned; back in '77, with the notable exception of X-Ray Spex, the punks didn't know what to make of sax players - but on Music For Pleasure (their difficult second album) we found Coxhill and Captain Sensible getting along just fine, thank you very much. And of course, in this part of the world, everyone knows Lol from his appearances at The Shed, sometimes in a skip.


  1. When I think of him I tend to think of the stuff he did with Kevin Ayers. I didn't know he'd passed away, obviously not a big enough name for BBC news. Sad news.

  2. I think he went the same day as Jon Lord - when two musicians die on the same day it must be a case of 'who do we go with?'