Post Tagged with: "Bill Laswell"

Björkenheim, Sopko, James, Laswell, Yamaki (Inaugural Sound Clash [for the 2 Americas]) – Against the Empire of Alternative Facts (2017)

Björkenheim, Sopko, James, Laswell, Yamaki (Inaugural Sound Clash [for the 2 Americas]) – Against the Empire of Alternative Facts (2017)

Bill Laswell and the cast of characters assembled for this 57-minute jam aren’t the ordinary type.

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale – Funkcronomic (2016)

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale – Funkcronomic (2016)

For twenty minutes, ‘Funkcronomic’ captures that sweet core of George Clinton’s P-Funk innovations.

Naked Truth – Avian Thug (2016)

Naked Truth – Avian Thug (2016)

The progressive fusion supergroup Naked Truth had already gotten off to a nice start with their first two projects. Now with ‘Avian Thug’, they have have reached cruising altitude.

Sonny Sharrock – Ask The Ages (1991, 2015 reissue)

Sonny Sharrock – Ask The Ages (1991, 2015 reissue)

For his last proper album, unsung guitar hero Sonny Sharrock fully opened up the spigot of his potential. ‘Ask The Ages’ is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Sopko Laswell Pridgen – Sopko Laswell Pridgen (2015)

Sopko Laswell Pridgen – Sopko Laswell Pridgen (2015)

Pridgen plays tricky odd-metered rhythms, Laswell’s formidable bass sets the parameters for the melody and Sopko goes balls-out free to push over the ledge a performance already on the edge.

Animation featuring Bob Belden – Machine Language (2015)

Animation featuring Bob Belden – Machine Language (2015)

Animation’s ‘Machine Language,’ a final gift from Bob Belden, leaves no doubt that his adventurous spirit lives on. Hopefully, forever.

Bill Laswell, Chad Smith + Jon Batiste – The Process (2014)

Bill Laswell, Chad Smith + Jon Batiste – The Process (2014)

Here is a review of ‘The Process’ by Bill Laswell, Chad Smith and Jon Batiste, a meeting of the minds of master musicians who hadn’t previously met.

The Friday Morning Listen: Material – Hallucination Engine (1981)

OK, so I read a (somewhat long-winded) review of the William S. Burroughs bio “Call Me Burroughs: A Life,” and dammit, it’s looking like I’ve got to place it on top of my to-be-read pile. Do I really need to dive into over 700 pages on the mad genius? The man who wrote “Naked Lunch”? Who hung around with theRead More

Mumpbeak – Mumpbeak (2013)

Oslo-based UK expatriate Roy Powell refuses to believe that prog-fusion has run its course, and it’s clear from his recorded work that he’s dedicated his musical career challenging that notion.

Animation – Agemo (2012)

Bob Belden has been in the thick of major jazz recordings issued or reissued in the last quarter century, but his name has rarely been presented in large, bright fonts.