Lol Coxhill


Birthday September 19, 1932

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Portsmouth, England

DEATH DATE Jul 9, 2012 (79)

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Free improvisational soprano and sopranino saxophonist known for his diverse collaborative works. He was a frequent participant at the Bracknell Jazz Festival.

Before Fame

He bought his first saxophone when he was twelve years old and, after his national service, he started touring airbases with famous jazz musicians.


He released twenty-eight albums as a band leader.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Portsmouth, Hampshire in England.

Associated With

Supposedly Coxhill's solo busking is thought to have inspired Joni Mitchell's song "Real Good For Free."