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Bill LaswellPoints Of Order ... CD
Innerhythmic, 2001. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jonah Sharp & Bill LaswellVisitation ... CD
Subharmonic, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill LaswellAgainst Empire ... CD
MOD Reloaded, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really amazing all-star project from Bill Lawell – one that hearkens back to that amazing criss-crossing of sounds and styles he created in the 90s – music that was, in part, made with some of Laswell's collaborators on this session! The tracks are all nice and long, and feature work from Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Pharoah Sanders on tenor, and other guests who include Peter Apfelbaum, Jerry Marotta, Hideo Yamaki, Adam Rudolph, and Satoyasu Shomura – all working in a mode that has some of the Laswell soundscape qualities of the past, but also maybe more of a spiritual vibe overall! There's less of the elements in those previous records that can sometimes sound a bit dated, and Bill's bass is right up front at some of the best moments – played with long-spun textures that are mighty nice, and which again seem to sound better than his work in years past. Titles include "Tabu", "The Seven Holy Mountains", "Golden Spiral", and "Shadowline". CD
 
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Dave DouglasShowing Up/The Power of the Vote (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Greenleaf, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99 9.99
A special vinyl release of two tracks from the Dave Douglas subscription series – both nice and long! "Showing Up" has Dave's trumpet in a group with Jeff Parker on guitar, Anna Webber on alto flute, Tomeka Reid on cello, Nick Dunston on bass, and Kate Gentile on drums – and "The Power Of The Vote" features a group with Joe Lovano on tenor, Mary Halvorson and Julian Lage on guitar, and Bill Laswell on bass! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brian EnoAmbient 4 – On Land ... LP
EG, 1982. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Brian Eno leaves the Airports, and moves On Land – but still keeps things pretty much in the spare sound of the Ambient series! The lineup here features a few more extra musicians – including Michael Beinhorn on synth, Jon Hassell on trumpet, Axel Gros and Michael Brook on guitars, and Bill Laswell on bass – but all players are used sparingly, and the overall sound hardly acknowledges their presence. Daniel Lanois helped in the recording of some of the material – an early moment in his famous partnership with Eno – and the tracks were recorded over the space of 4 years – with occasional glimmers of the British countryside through the hazy atmospherics of Eno's landscape. Titles include "Lizard Point", "Tal Coat", "Shadow", "A Clearing", "Unfamiliar Wind", "Lantern Marsh", and "The Lost Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Ambient 4 – On Land (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Brian EnoAmbient 4 – On Land (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EG/Astralwerks, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.99
Brian Eno leaves the Airports, and moves On Land – but still keeps things pretty much in the spare sound of the Ambient series! The lineup here features a few more extra musicians – including Michael Beinhorn on synth, Jon Hassell on trumpet, Axel Gros and Michael Brook on guitars, and Bill Laswell on bass – but all players are used sparingly, and the overall sound hardly acknowledges their presence. Daniel Lanois helped in the recording of some of the material – an early moment in his famous partnership with Eno – and the tracks were recorded over the space of 4 years – with occasional glimmers of the British countryside through the hazy atmospherics of Eno's landscape. Titles include "Lizard Point", "Tal Coat", "Shadow", "A Clearing", "Unfamiliar Wind", "Lantern Marsh", and "The Lost Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ambient 4 – On Land ... LP 34.99

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Motohiko HamaseTechnodrome ... CD
Wacoal Art Center/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1993. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the more electric albums from Motohiko Hamase – a Japanese artist that we first knew for his jazz recordings, but who really has branched out by the time of this release! There's still plenty of bass in the music – but the instrument is used in fuller, more powerful waves of sound – with all these shades, tones, and textures – elements that might have been used in more subtle ways on an 80s Japanese minimalist recording, but which here take off in directions that have more of that Bill Laswell brooding sense of darkness from the early 90s. Given that aspect, there's maybe a lineage here that also is influenced by electric Miles – but with no trumpet in the mix, the sound is more along the lines described – with titles that include "Chirico", "End Of Legal Fiction", "Invisible City", "Opaque", and "Imagery". CD
Also available Technodrome ... LP 26.99

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Motohiko HamaseTechnodrome ... LP
Wacoal Art Center/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the more electric albums from Motohiko Hamase – a Japanese artist that we first knew for his jazz recordings, but who really has branched out by the time of this release! There's still plenty of bass in the music – but the instrument is used in fuller, more powerful waves of sound – with all these shades, tones, and textures – elements that might have been used in more subtle ways on an 80s Japanese minimalist recording, but which here take off in directions that have more of that Bill Laswell brooding sense of darkness from the early 90s. Given that aspect, there's maybe a lineage here that also is influenced by electric Miles – but with no trumpet in the mix, the sound is more along the lines described – with titles that include "Chirico", "End Of Legal Fiction", "Invisible City", "Opaque", and "Imagery". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Technodrome ... CD 15.99

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Herbie HancockFuture Shock (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1983. Used ... $3.99
The future is now! Or at least it seemed to be back in 1983 when Herbie teamed up with Bill Laswell to record this classic album of computer-driven keyboard grooves! Whatever you might think of the music, the record was a genius move for Herbie – who was kind of flopping around in a number of different styles on previous albums, most of which we like, but none of which seemed to earn him the same cred as his albums in the 70s. Well this one not only earned him plenty of cred, but also a lot of cash, and continued assurance to Columbia that their contract with Herbie was well-placed – and it certainly cast Bill Laswell into the spotlight as well, given that his efforts really provided the core of the album. Tracks include "Rockit", "Earth Beat", "Future Shock", "Autodrive", and "Rough". CD also features the bonus track "Rockit (megamix)". CD

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Herbie HancockSound System ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $3.99
The follow up to Herbie's groundbreaking hit album Future Shock. There's some rehashing of themes here, with the remake of "Rockit" called "Hardrock" here – basically the same number with some heavy guitar added and a few different solos – plus similar numbers that continue the electro feel, but also add in a peppering of Bill Laswell's world music interest. The album's worth it alone for the presence of D St on a few tracks – and titles include "Hardrock", "Metal Beat", "Karabali", "Junku", "People Are Changing" and "Sound System". CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Nona HendryxArt Of Defense ... LP
RCA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Nona Hendryx at the height of her 80s glory – looking mighty fierce in a fencing costume on the cover! As with her previous set, this one's done with heavy help from Material – who bring in a beat heavy sound that's kind of a mainstream variation on the underground New York groove they'd had a few years before. Francois K helps a bit on the mixing, and you can definitely hear some of his playful touches – the sorts of sounds that helped a record like this build a bridge between the clubs and the streets, from Danceteria to the mainstream! Musicians include Bernie Worrell on keyboards and Bill Laswell on bass and tapes – and titles include "To The Bone", "Electricity", "I Sweat", "Soft Targets", "I Want You", "Ghost Love", and "The Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(EU pressing.)

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Toshinori KondoTaihen (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
One of those really unique records that trumpeter Toshinori Kondo gave us in the 80s – not really fusion, but not avant either all – yet a very unusual criss-crossing of electric and acoustic impulses, with a vibe that's all its own! Kondo's clearly drawing a bit of inspiration from the younger, artier crowd that was transforming other areas of music – and if he were in the US, we might say the whole thing had a downtown New York vibe – partly because Bill Laswell's working on the record, and adds in some tapes – alongside Kondo's work on trumpet, voice, toys, and "little instruments" – with Rodney Drummer on bass, Cecil Monroe on drums, and Yoshinori Teramae and Tiazo Sakai on guitars. Titles include "Taihen", "The Day After", "Takao Blue", "A Song For Buddha", and "Oiwake". CD also features two bonus Bill Laswell special mixes – of "Taihen" and "Shosuke San". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Bob MarleyDreams Of Freedom – Ambient Translations Of Bob Marley In Dub ... CD
Axiom/Island, 1997. Used ... $6.99
A collection of dub instrumentals and extended mixes of 11 classic tracks from The Wailers – produced by Bill Laswell. Titles include "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)", "No Woman No Cry", "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)", "Exodus", "One Love (People Get Ready)", and "Midnight Ravers". CD
(Out of print.)

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Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie IISilenced II – Views From The Auction Block ... LP
577, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II is a powerhouse here on drums – working his way over the kit with a massive sense of force, even when things are mellow – clearly employing a wide variety of elements to keep his sound open and fresh! There's only one number here that features solo drums from Donald – and the rest are all longer tracks, each featuring a key contribution from an established member of the downtown scene – Elliott Sharp on guitar, Bill Laswell on bass, and Vernon Reid on guitar – who each duet with McKenzie on a number apiece, and really bring sort of an old school, almost Knitting Factory vibe to the set. And by that, we mean that classic venue in the 80s – at a time when everything it and its musicians were doing was very fresh and creative! Titles include "Elektra Jagger McKenzie", "Akai Gurley", "Ramarley Graham, and "Natasha McKenna". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sly & RobbieLanguage Barrier ... LP
Island, 1985. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Nice 80s digital dub era grooves from Sly & Robbie! For years, We'd back and forth on how we feel about Bill Laswell's slick modern production – but we've really come around on it more recent years, especially considering how influential the 80s style turned out to be in post-millennium music, be reggae or just about any other popular genre. That said, we've never doubt Sly & Robbie, so in the grand scheme of things, this album always boiled down to a winner. Like a lot of mid 80s Material productions, this one pulls in an all star cast to lend a hand to the Rhythm Twins, including Bernie Worrell, Herbie Hancock, Wally Badaru, Manu Dibango, Afrika Bambaata, Bernard Fowler, Mike Hampton, Doug E Fresh and even Bob Dylan. The overall groove is very electro, with 6 long-ish numbers: "Make 'Em Move", "No Name On The Bullet", "Mile (Black Satin)", "Bass & Trouble", "Language Barrier" and "Get To This, Get To That". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Bernie WorrellPieces Of Woo – The Other Side ... LP
CMP/Tidal Waves, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 34.99
A very unusual moment from the mighty Bernie Worrell – the keyboardist that most folks know for his work as part of the P-Funk universe of George Clinton – stepping out here on an early 90s album done in collaboration with producer Bill Laswell! Like most of Laswell's other projects around the time, there's a spirit here that's not only genre-busting, but also aimed towards some of the more unusual possibilities of collaboration – at a level that has Bernie working with talents from soul, funk, jazz, and some other styles too – a lineup that includes Amina Claudine Myers, Fred Wesley, Marty Erlich, Umar Bin Hassan, Buckethead, and Vincent Chancey – all coming together in musical modes that are very different than Bernie's best-known solo album from the early 80s. There's a very dark spirit here at times – that layered sound that Laswell did so well – but mixed with these other moments that have a surprising sense of jazz majesty – almost with the spiritual core of a Bill Lee soundtrack. Titles include "The Mask", "Moon Over Brixton", "Witness For The Defense", "Set The Tone/Victory", "Gladiator Skull", and "Fields Of Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with a silkscreened D side!)

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✨✧ Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa SusoVillage Life ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An early world music/jazz collaboration production from Bill Laswell, a format he'd return to again and again in later years. For the most part, the tunes seem to be excursions on Musa Suso's native Gambian rhythms, plucked out as gentle arpeggios on the Kora, with Herbie's subtle keys and synths complementing nicely. Our favorite though is the Hancock somposition "Early Warning", a spacious keyboard piece with delicate accompaniment by Musa Suso. Includes three other pieces "Moon/Light", "Ndan Ndan Nyaria" and "Kanatente". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Master Musicians Of Jajouka featuring Bachir AttarApocalypse Across The Sky (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Zehra (Germany), 1992. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing sounds from the Master Musicians Of Jajouka – that legendary Moroccan ensemble who first received global attention in the 60s, thanks to the efforts of William S Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Brian Jones – recorded here with a sound that's as timeless as if they've been around for centuries! The album's one of a number done by Bill Laswell during the time of his Axiom years in the 90s – but unlike the others, which often feature Laswell in the mix, this one is a very raw, pure presentation of the group's fantastic combination of heavy percussion and exotic reed instruments – all played together as a large ensemble, with a sound that's completely hypnotic throughout! The music itself is like a drug – no wonder that Burroughs and Jones liked it so much – and titles include "Alailla", "The Middle Of The Night", "Bujloudia", "Memories Of My Father", "Sbar Yagelbi Sbar", "On Horseback", and "Gabahay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Maleem Mahmoud Ghania with Pharoah SandersTrance Of Seven Colors (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Axiom/Zehra (UK), 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling Bill Laswell productions of the 90s – partly because the work of Maleem Mahmoud Ghania is so great – and also because tenor genius Pharoah Sanders turns in some great work on the set! The core sound comes from Ghania's roots in gnawa – vocals and guimbri from the leader, mixed with rising voices and percussion from a larger ensemble – the topped with the sorts of searing solos that only Pharoah can deliver – usually at a level that's a lot more outside than most of his other recordings of the period! Unlike some other Laswell records, Bill doesn't seem to be involved at all in the music – and instead really just steps back and lets Sanders and Ghania really work magic together with the rest of the ensemble – on titles that include "Bala Moussaka", "Peace In Essaouria", "Salat Anbi", "Mahraba", "Casa Casa Atougra", "Boulandi Samawi", and "Hamdouchi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ DivinationAmbient Dub Vol 1 ... CD
Subharmonic, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
A project by Bill Laswell, Liu Sola, Jeff Bova, Nicky Skopelitis, Buckethead, and Robert Musso. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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