Tony Oxley  

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Tony Oxley (1938 – 2023) was an English drummer who worked in free improvisation and electronic musician, known for albums such as Ichnos and one of the founders of Incus Records.


Oxley moved to London in 1966 and became house drummer at Ronnie Scott's where he accompanied visiting musicians such as Joe Henderson, Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, and Bill Evans until the early 1970s. Each year between 1969 and 1972 he topped the Melody Maker annual jazz readers poll for drummers. In 1993 he joined a quartet with Tomasz Stańko, Bobo Stenson and Anders Jormin, and regularly released albums under his own name throughout the 2000s. His last albums were Unreleased 1974–2016 (2022) and The New World (2023), both released on the Discus label.

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