Lol Coxhill Archives

JOHNNY RONDO DUO PLUS MIKE COOPER

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An overlooked gem in the FMP catalog, this confusingly-titled album features saxophonist Lol Coxhill, guitarist Mike Cooper, and pianist David Holland, who’s not to be confused with the bassist who shares his name. It’s a jaunty and folk-tinged excursion into the rondo form, full of gorgeous melodies, playful interactions, and unbridled improvisations. Sample a tune — we predict you’ll be hooked!

THREE BLOKES

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“Who would have thought a series of soprano saxophone duets would be so compelling?” So begins one rave review of this classic summit meeting between three of jazz’s finest improvisers. The performances on Three Blokes find Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, and Steve Lacy creating beautiful friction and complementing each other in unexpected ways. With its unusual textures and dizzying melodies, the album showcases each musician in a fresh light. For Lacy fans in particular, this one is a must.