Bill Laswell


I had just started in New York after being in Michigan and Detroit playing more repetitive stuff like rhythm and blues. Coming to NYC and finding out that there was this whole other approach to making music that involved improv

Bill Laswell,, 15 July 2009

Bill Laswell is an American bassist, producer and record label owner. Laswell ranks among the most prolific of modern musicians, being involved in hundreds of recordings with many collaborators from all over the world. Laswell’s music draws upon many different genres, most notably funk, various world music, jazz, dub and ambient styles. He has also played or produced music from the noisier, more aggressive end of the rock spectrum, such as hardcore punk and metal.