135

Lol Coxhill: Alone And Together

Glenn Astarita By

Sign in to view read count
Alone and Together is a new release from the legendary British saxophonist Lol Coxhill featuring a series of solo performances and duets with either cellist Marcio Mattos or violinist Stevie Wishart. The material presented here spans 1991 through 1999 and was recorded live at various venues.

A master improviser and one of the leading exponents of the European free improv/modern jazz scene, Coxhill collaborates with violinist Stevie Wishart on three pieces yet on the piece titled, “Second Rare Duet”, Ms Wishart adds somewhat of an ethnocentric edge by utilizing a stringed instrument called, “Hurdy-Gurdy”. Here, Coxhill counterbalances with colorfully explicit lines, brief statements and extended notes. On the “Third Rare Duet” Ms Wishart plucks, bangs and scrapes the violin strings in contrast to Coxhill’s performances within various registers of his soprano sax. Coxhill goes it alone on the nine-minute, “A Rare Sopranino Solo” as the master runs through the emotional and expressive gamut with soulful, penetrating lines as though he was opening the door to his mind for all the world to hear. “Les Folies D’ Ossette” is a duet with the estimable bassist/cellist Marcio Mattos as Mattos also utilizes live electronics on this piece. Recorded in 1999 at the “Queen Elizabeth Hall”, Coxhill takes a twenty-two minute solo flight on the piece titled, “The Festival Solo” which also serves as a test of one’s endurance yet Coxhill maintains interest through jagged lines, high notes, split tones, extended notes and keen improvisational speak!

Lol Coxhill is a true master! Alone And Together speaks for itself as the saxophonist continues to pursue fresh, invigorating ideas whether as a truly remarkable soloist or along with some beneficial help from his friends. Lol Coxhill is a most important and vital force in this ever evolving genre some of us call modern or free jazz as Alone and Together drives that point home in complimentary fashion. * * * *

Emanem website: www.emanemdisc.com

| Record Label: Emanem | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read The MUH Trio – Prague After Dark CD/LP/Track Review The MUH Trio – Prague After Dark
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Les Deux Versants Se Regardent CD/LP/Track Review Les Deux Versants Se Regardent
by John Sharpe
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Molto Bene CD/LP/Track Review Molto Bene
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Fellowship CD/LP/Track Review Fellowship
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 22, 2017
Read E.S.T. Symphony CD/LP/Track Review E.S.T. Symphony
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 22, 2017
Read "America's National Parks" CD/LP/Track Review America's National Parks
by Mark Sullivan
Published: October 10, 2016
Read "Danse" CD/LP/Track Review Danse
by Karl Ackermann
Published: January 7, 2017
Read "Cinema Spiral" CD/LP/Track Review Cinema Spiral
by Troy Collins
Published: October 22, 2016
Read "Fierce Silence" CD/LP/Track Review Fierce Silence
by John Sharpe
Published: December 9, 2016
Read "Fourtune" CD/LP/Track Review Fourtune
by Duncan Heining
Published: November 28, 2016
Read "The Candy Men" CD/LP/Track Review The Candy Men
by Jack Bowers
Published: November 28, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!