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     Bill Laswell

Born: Feb 12, 1955 in Salem, IL
Genres: Avntg
Styles: Electronica, Dark Ambient, Club/Dance, United States of America, Experimental, Dub, M-Base, Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Fusion, Ambient, Modern Creative
Instruments: Producer, Arranger, Bass

A longtime linchpin of the New York City underground music scene, Bill Laswell was among the most prolific artists in contemporary music; as a performer, producer and label chief, his imprint is on literally hundreds of albums, the majority of them characterized by a signature sound fusing the energy of punk with the bone-rattling rhythms of funk. Born on February 12, 1955 in Salem, Illinois, he initially played guitar, but soon switched to bass; raised primarily in the Detroit area, he honed his skills in local funk outfits before relocating to New York in 1978. There Laswell formed Material, an outlet for his experimental approach towards sounds ranging from jazz to hip-hop to worldbeat; originally the back-up unit for Daevid Allen, the group soon began working on its own, issuing its debut EP Temporary Music in 1979.

In addition to fronting Material, Laswell also mounted a solo career, issuing Baselines in 1982 on Celluloid, a label he partly owned and operated. Appearances on key recordings from the likes of David Byrne, John Zorn, Fred Frith and the Golden Palominos established Laswell as a virtual nexus of the downtown NYC community, and in 1983 he broke into the mainstream with his production work on Herbie Hancock's smash "Rockit," which he also co-wrote; the follow-up LP, Sound-System, won him a Grammy. Throughout the mid-1980s Laswell was everywhere, playing bass on LPs from artists including Mick Jagger, Peter Gabriel, Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson; he also joined the avant group Curlew, and produced a number of African acts.

In 1986, Laswell joined guitarist Sonny Sharrock, drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson and saxophonist Peter Brotzmann in the group Last Exit; a second solo LP, Hear No Evil, appeared two years later, and after a long hiatus he also resurrected Material in 1989 with Seven Souls. Another project, the hip-hop-flavored Praxis, was resumed after close to a decade of inactivity with 1992's Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis). In 1990, Laswell formed another label, Axiom, to explore his interest in the new sounds of ambient and techno; where in the past his work rarely appeared solely under his own name, by the middle of the decade he was issuing several solo records annually in a wide range of styles from dub to jazz. He also remained among the most prolific producers in the business, collaborating with the likes of Dub Syndicate, Pete Namlook, Buckethead and DJ Spooky.

- Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=8601 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.silent-watcher.net/billlaswell Discography
www.innerviews.org/inner/laswell.html Interview
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Laswell About from 'wikipedia'
ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ласвелл,_Билл О исполнителе из 'википедии' [ru]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Laswell About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ласвелл,_Билл О исполнителе из 'мобильной википедии' [mobile] [ru]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Bill Laswell - 'Aftermathematics Instrumental: Rhythm And Recurrence' - 2004, Sub Rosa
 Bill Laswell - 'Book Of Exit: Dub Chamber 4' - 2002, ROIR
 Bill Laswell - 'City Of Light' - 1997, Sub Rosa, East Side
 Bill Laswell - 'Divine Light' - 2001, Lider
 Bill Laswell - 'Dreams Of Freedom' - 1997, Polygram
 Bill Laswell - 'Dub Chamber 3' - 2000, ROIR
 Bill Laswell - 'Final Oscillations' - 2003, Quatermass
 Bill Laswell - 'Invisible Design' - 1999, Tzadik
 Bill Laswell - 'Last Exit' - 1986, Enemy Records, Ars Nova
 Bill Laswell - 'Life, Space, Death' - 2002, META
 Bill Laswell - 'Operazone: The Redesign' - 2000, Knitting Factory
 Bill Laswell - 'Oscillations' - 1996, Sub Rosa
 Bill Laswell - 'Panthalassa - The Music Of Miles Davis 1969-1974' - 1998, Columbia
 Bill Laswell - 'Points Of Order' - 2001, Innerhythmic Foundat
 Bill Laswell - 'RadioAxiom: A Dub Transmission' - 2001, Palm
 Bill Laswell - 'Russian Chants' - 1995, Meldac
 Bill Laswell - 'Sacred System: Chapter Two' - 1997, ROIR
 Bill Laswell - 'Sacred System: Nagual Site' - 1998, RCA
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Arcana - 'Arc Of The Testimony' - 1997, Axiom, Island
 Arcana - 'The Last Wave' - 1996, DIW
 Aiyb Dieng - 'Rhythmagick' - 1997, Subharmonic
 Gonervill - 'Gonervill' - 2001, Innerhythmic Foundat
 Hoppy Kamiyama - 'A Navel City. No One Is There' - 2004, Domo, Kanpai Records
 Toshinori Kondo - 'Charged' - 1999, Apollo
 Massacre - 'Funny Valentine' - 1998, Tzadik
 Massacre - 'Killing Time' - 1993, RecRec Music
 Azzddine Ouhnine - 'Massafat' - 2004, Barraka, Broken Silence
 Praxis - 'Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)' - 1992, Axiom
 RAF - 'Oda To A Tractor' - 1992, Day Eight, Ars Nova
 Ryuichi Sakamoto - 'Neo Geo' - 1988, Epic, Ars Nova
 Tabla Beat Science - 'Live In San Francisco At Stern Grove' - 2002, Palm Pictures
 Shin Terai - 'Heaven And Hell' - 2004, Innerhythmic Foundat
 Shin Terai - 'Unison' - 2001, ION
  как соисполнитель ...
 Laurie Anderson - 'Home Of The Brave' - 1986, Warner Bros.
 Ginger Baker - 'Horses And Trees' - 1986, Celluloid
 Ginger Baker - 'Middle Passage' - 1990, Axiom
 Ekstasis - 'Wake Up And Dream' - 1998, Higher Octave
 Brian Eno - 'My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts' - 1981, Sire, EMI
 Fred Frith - 'Speechless' - 1981, East Side Digital
 Peter Gabriel - 'So' - 1986, Geffen
 Gigi - 'Gigi' - 2001, Palm Pictures
 Herbie Hancock - 'Future 2 Future' - 2001, Transparent Music
 Herbie Hancock - 'Sound System' - 1984, Columbia
 Kip Hanrahan - 'Coup De Tete' - 1981, American Clave, veraBra Music
 Material - 'Memory Serves' - 1981, Restless
 Pete Namlook - 'The Evolution Of The Dark Side Of The Moog' - 2002, World Ambient
 Painkiller - 'Execution Ground' - 1994, Subharmonic
 Akira Sakata - 'Mooko' - 1988, Caroline
 Pharoah Sanders - 'With A Heartbeat' - 2003, Evolver
 Paul Schutze - 'Site Anubis' - 1996, Ars Nova, Big Cat
 Tabla Beat Science - 'Tala Matrix' - 2000, Axiom, Palm, Lider
 Third Rail - 'South Delta Space Age' - 1997, Polygram
 Bernie Worrell - 'Blacktronic Science' - 1993, Gramavision
 Bernie Worrell - 'Pieces Of Woo: The Other Side' - 1993, CMP Records
 Hector Zazou - 'Sahara Blue' - 1992, Dolphin, Ars Nova
 John Zorn - 'IAO: Music In Sacred Light' - 2002, Tzadik

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