Bill Laswell

Over the course of some three decades, visionary bassist-producer Bill Laswell has been one of the most prolific and restlessly creative forces in contemporary music. A sound conceptualist who has always been a step ahead of the curve, he has put his inimitable stamp on nearly 3,000 recording projects by such artists as Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Bootsy Collins, Nine Inch Nails, Motorhead, Peter Gabriel, Blur, The Ramones, George Clinton, Pharaoh Sanders, The Dalai Lama, Matisyahu, Angelique Kidjo, DJ Krush, RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, Sting, The Last Poets, Afrika Bambaataa, Julian Schnabel, Whitney Houston, Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti and most notably Herbie Hancock, who collaborated with Laswell for the pivotal 1983 smash-hit single “Rock-It” which introduced scratching to the mainstream, inspired a generation of turntablists and gave the great jazz pianist instant street credibility among the burgeoning hip-hop cognoscenti.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Interviews
Rediscovery
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

15 Photos

Albums

Dubopera
Dubopera
M.o.d. Technologies
2016
buy
Lodge
Lodge

2008
buy
Tennessee 2004
Tennessee 2004
ROIR
2007
buy
Subharmonic In Dub
Subharmonic In Dub
Collision
2005
buy
[no cover]
Version 2 Version - A...
Birdology
2005
buy
Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission
Version 2 Version: A...
ROIR
2004
buy

Similar Artists

Support All About Jazz's Future

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

Fund All About Jazz's Future