|Lol Coxhill (1932-2012)|
The Mike Westbrook Brass Band played a set inspired by the poetry of John Clare, featuring Chris Biscoe on saxophone, Phil Minton on trumpet/vocals and Kate Westbrook on vocals/recorder.
There was a spellbinding solo set from Evan Parker, a strong free improv set by Gail Brand, Mark Sanders, Simon Picard and Ollie Brice, an eloquent tribute from Michael Horovitz a touching performance from Lol’s son and grandson (Simon Coxhill and Sam Coxhill-Davis) culminating in a finale by the Herbert Spliffington All Stars whose easy blend of laid back reggae and jazz had everyone on their feet.
A fine celebration for a unique man. Remembering Lol Coxhill Part Two will be at Cafe Oto on October 31st.