Bill Laswell
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1955-02-12
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Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell Biography (Wikipedia)

William Otis Laswell (born February 12, 1955) is an American bass guitarist, record producer, and record label owner. He has been involved in thousands of recordings with many collaborators from all over the world. His music draws from funk, world music, jazz, dub and ambient styles.

According to music critic Chris Brazier, "Laswell's pet concept is 'collision music' which involves bringing together musicians from wildly divergent but complementary spheres and seeing what comes out." The credo of one record label run by Laswell which typifies much of his work is "Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted". Although his bands may be credited under the same name and often feature the same roster of musicians, the styles and themes explored on different albums can vary dramatically. Material began as a noisy dance music band, but later albums concentrated on hip hop, jazz, or spoken word readings by William S. Burroughs. Most versions of the band Praxis have included guitarist Buckethead, but they have explored different permutations on albums.

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Bill Laswell
Mooko
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Mooko

Mooko

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Ronald Shannon Jackson
Akira Sakata
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Alger Alger (feat. Maurice El Médioni)
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Alger Alger (feat. Maurice El Médioni)
Manu Dibango
Electric Africa (feat. Herbie Hancock & Bill Laswell)
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Electric Africa (feat. Herbie Hancock & Bill Laswell)
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Hindsight
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Hindsight
Miles Davis
He Loved Him Madly (Panthallasa)
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He Loved Him Madly (Panthallasa)
Peter Brötzmann
Death Rattle
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Death Rattle
Kurt Elling
Disappear Annihilation
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Disappear Annihilation

Disappear Annihilation

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Kurt Elling
Bob Belden's Animation
Bill Laswell
Horses and Trees
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Horses and Trees
Bill Laswell
Mooko
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Mooko

Mooko

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Ronald Shannon Jackson
Akira Sakata
Akira Sakata
Laurie Anderson
Gravity's Angel
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Gravity's Angel
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In A Silent Way / Shhh / Peaceful / It's About Time
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In A Silent Way / Shhh / Peaceful / It's About Time
Bill Laswell
Alsema Dub
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Alsema Dub
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Lost Roads
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Lost Roads
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