Thursday, July 10 marks the second anniversary of Lol Coxhill’s passing away. I had the enormous privilege of being a friend of him and I also had the undeserved fortune of playing with him many times during the years. I really loved Lol. A respectful and grateful relationship between teacher and pupil, in some way, and - pending the completion of a special project dedicated to him together with Veryan Weston - I wrote a little piece in his memory. Not a masterpiece, but a sincere tribute to one of my fathers in music. Sooner or later the piece will appear on cd, I hope, for the time being it will have a circulation between friends and "specialists" thanks to the kindness and to the affection of Ulrike Coxhil-Scholz, tireless in supporting and disseminating initiatives in memory of her husband. I hope you enjoy the piece and that you possibly want to share it with you friends. The piece is totally composed, most of it written note by note, the rest provided with tight indications for the improvisation lead by my own “conduction”. the performers: - Riccardo Bianchi, trumpet - Luca Ceribelli, tenor sax I thank them very much for allowing me to make this small tribute with their skills, their talent and their patience, as well as I thank you for your attention.
B-flat Litany in memoriam Lol Coxhill
Riccardo Bianchi, trumpet, Luca Ceribelli, tenor sax, Enzo Rocco, composition&conduction
dedicated to the dear memory of Lol Coxhill
special thanks to Ulrike Coxhill-Scholz for the appreciation and for the moral support
Recorded at the Vortex Jazz club June 28 1998 with Phil Miller guitar , Lol Coxhill tsax (Pip Pyle on drums?) Fred Baker on bass, Elton Dean sax and Mark Hewins guitar. This was to be Steve's last concert with Lol Coxhill before his sad passing on Dec 9 1998
At Adam Bohman's week of free improvised music at Battersea Arts Centre, London. 6th February 2009. Filmed by Helen Petts.
The Lol Coxhill Trio appearing live at The Playhouse in Derry as part of the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival. Appearing with Lol are Alan Niblock on Bass and Steve Noble on Drums/Percussion.Postscript...In distinguished memory of Lol Coxhill called away 10th July 2012
The complete Lol Coxhill/Enzo Rocco "Gradisca Concert", (All Frontiers Festival, Gradisca D'Isonzo, Italy, 15th November 2008)
filmed by Mauro Dazzara --- "Fine Tuning: the Gradisca Concert" available on www.amiranirecords.com
direct download http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lolcoxhill