by Dave Segal
on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM
British prog-rock/free-jazz saxophonist Lol Coxhill passed away today after a serious illness. He was 79. Coxhill was a versatile, inventive player who worked with ex-Soft Machine member Kevin Ayers' group the Whole World, Canterbury prog band Delivery, jazz giant Anthony Braxton, guitar-improv legend Derek Bailey, punk rockers the Damned, Tubular Bells composer Mike Oldfield, and many others, while also recording several albums as a group leader. Coxhill is also well known for his decidedly quirky cover of the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" from the Ear of the Beholder LP.