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Jon Hassell - 47% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1937, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hassell acquired several university degrees including a PhD in musicology, before travelling to Cologne, Germany in 1965 to study with Karlheinz Stockhausen. While in Cologne he met and played with Irmin Schmidt and Holgar Czukay, who later went on to form Can. The trumpeter and keyboard player returned to the USA in 1967 and began to play with Read more

John Zorn - 45% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Zorn trained in classical composition, initial inspirations being the American composer-inventors Charles Ives, John Cage and Harry Partch. He developed an interest in jazz when he attended a concert given by trumpeter Jacques Coursil, who was teaching him French at the time. His later jazz idols have included Anthony Braxton, Read more

Sly & Robbie - 43% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sly Dunbar (Lowell Charles Dunbar, 10 May 1952, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (b. 27 September 1953, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; bass) have probably played on more reggae records than the rest of Jamaica’s many session musicians put together. The pair began working together as a team in 1975 and they quickly became Jamaica’s lead Read more

The Orb - 37% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Orb revolves around one man, Dr Alex Paterson (Duncan Robert Alex Paterson, hence the appropriation of the Dr title, 15 October 1959, Battersea, London, England), whose specialist field is the creation of ambient house and electronic dub music. A former Killing Joke roadie, member of Kill Bloodsports, and an employee of EG Records, he formed the original Orb in 1988 with Read more

DJ Spooky - 36% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
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Bill Frisell - 35% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Richard Frisell, 18 March 1951, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Frisell is acknowledged as one of the most influential and exciting jazz guitarists to emerge in the latter half of the 20th century. Collaborating with artists from the world of pop, country, world and classical music has, in addition, brought his unique style to a much wider audience than many of his contemp Read more

King Tubby - 33% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Osbourne Ruddock, 28 January 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 6 February 1989, Jamaica, West Indies. King Tubby grew up around High Holborn Street in Central Kingston before moving to the capital’s Waterhouse district in 1955. He started repairing radios and by the late 50s had begun to experiment with sound system amplifiers. By 1964 he was operating his own Tu Read more

Dub Syndicate - 32% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Future Sound Of London - 31% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Offered to dance music punters as the ‘intelligent way out of blind-alley hardcore’, Future Sound Of London emerged in the 90s, the brainchild of Garry Cobain (Bedford, England) and Brian Dougans (b. Glasgow, Scotland). They met at college in Manchester in 1985, but Cobain soon left in order to set up his own studio under an Enterprise Allowance scheme. Both went o Read more

Mad Professor - 28% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Reggae
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Marc Ribot - 27% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 May 1954, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Ribot began playing guitar as a child, informally joining several garage bands while studying formally with classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. Later, Ribot would dedicate an album to this Haitian-born guitarist-composer. In 1978, Ribot played with Brother Jack McDuff and Wilson Pickett, then joined the Realtones and the Upt Read more

Pete Namlook - 27% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Peter Kuhlmann, Germany. Pete ‘Namlook’ Kuhlmann is comfortably the most prolific and arguably the best of the new wave of ambient house artists to originally emerge in the early 90s. Before his immersion in the world of dance music, he had experimented with the sitar and new age jazz. His early solo EPs were shrouded in mystery, the labels distinguished solely by Read more

Secret Chiefs 3 - 26% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Golden Palominos - 26% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This unorthodox rock act’s profile has been much enhanced by the glittering array of celebrities who have contributed to their work. They are led by drummer Anton Fier (20 June 1956, Cleveland, Ohio, USA), who gave birth to the Golden Palominos in 1981. Prior to this he had spent time in the ranks of experimental bands Lounge Lizards, the Feelies and Pere Ubu. The band& Read more

David Sylvian - 25% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Batt, 23 February 1958, Beckenham, Kent, England. Sylvian’s androgynous image and ethereal vocals made him a prominent figure in leading new romantic band Japan. Just before their break-up in late 1982, he branched out into a new venture recording with Ryûichi Sakamoto of the Yellow Magic Orchestra (with whom he had already collaborated on a track from Japan Read more


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