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Tony Oxley Obituary, Cause Of Death

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Tony Oxley was an English free improvising drummer and one of the founders of Incus Records.

Oxley was born on June 15, 1938, in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. At the age of eight, began playing the drums at seventeen. From 1957 to 1960, while he was in the Black Watch military band, he studied music theory and improved his drumming technique.

Oxley led a quartet from 1960 to 1964, which performed locally in England. In 1966, he moved to London and became house drummer at Ronnie Scott’s. Oxley appeared on the John McLaughlin album Extrapolation and formed a quintet with Bailey, Jeff Clyne, Evan Parker, and Kenny Wheeler, releasing the album The Baptised Traveller, all in 1969. The following year, he helped found Incus Records with Bailey and others and Musicians Cooperative. In 1970, he received a three-month artist-in-residence job at the Sydney Conservatorium in Australia.

Oxley became a tutor at the Jazz Summer School in Barry, South Wales, and formed the band Angular Apron in 1973 and 1974 respectively. Oxley also worked with Tony Coe and Didier Levallet and began the Celebration Orchestra during the 1980s. Oxley released the album Triangular Screen with the Tony Oxley Project 1, a trio with Ivar Grydeland and Tonny Kluften in 2000.

On December 26, 2023, Oxley passed away at the age of 85.

Tony Oxley Obituary

Details of Tony Oxley’s Obituary is yet to be published.

Tony Oxley Cause Of Death

Tony Oxley passed away after a prolonged illness. However, the exact details of his cause of death wasn’t made publicly.

 

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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