June-10th-2006, 01:00 PM
Reevaluating @ 500k
Top Laswell Produced Albums
His approach can sometimes be meddlesome & annoying, but he's also produced a few amazing albums:
Bahia Black - Ritual Beating System
Sonny Sharrock - Ask the Ages
Henry Threadgill - Too Much Sugar for a Dime
June-10th-2006, 01:36 PM
and in the end ...
I'm a fan ... does Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 count?
June-10th-2006, 02:19 PM
Reevaluating @ 500k
It counts, but for me it counts as meddlesome & annoying.
Originally Posted by mjb
June-10th-2006, 07:56 PM
I agree with "Too Much Sugar..."
Can they be Material albums?
Originally Posted by Pete C
June-12th-2006, 02:10 PM
June-12th-2006, 02:31 PM
i like tthe Pharoah with mammoud ghania
June-14th-2006, 08:01 AM
Ask the Ages, from those I've heard.
June-15th-2006, 07:29 AM
June-15th-2006, 09:09 AM
skirting the issue
Operazone: The Redesign is, I hope, among the very worst.
July-5th-2006, 12:07 PM
Bill Laswell is either one very lucky or very crafty fella in that he has constantly over the years been able to work with and use to his advantage
some of the finest and often overlooked musicians in and outside of jazz.
I don't know him so I can't say what he is like as a person but I agree with
someone above who said he can be meddlesome, much more than people in
similiar positions, say Peter Gabriel or David Byrne. That said, I have bought
and enjoyed tremendously several of his projects, the aforementioned
Pharoah Sanders and Gnawa musicians, Bernie Worrell's Blacktronic Science
and the two CDs by Bill's Ethiopian bride Ejigayehu better known as Gigi.
The first features some great studio work by stellar musicians such as
Sanders again , Wayne Shorter ( respectively two men who recorded and
woodshedded with Trane), Herbie Hancock, Henry Treadgill,Graham Haynes
and the neglected Amina Claudine Myers. Whatever Bill is , nobody else has
been recording Amina to my knowledge for years. Or Pharoah.
July-5th-2006, 12:23 PM
Victory at sea!
Anyone heard Laswell's dub remixes of the Trojan catalogue? I'm intrigued . . . .
July-5th-2006, 12:33 PM
Enjoy it , personally I'm bored silly with Bill's dub remixing. Let him dub Alvin and the chipmunks, Maybe that'll be a change.No offense, but too many times
he ruins perfectly good music. I wish he had just acquired the license and just
released the Carlos Santana/Alice Coltrane collaboration Illuminations in it's
entirity instead of dubbing all over it.