Tag Archives: Bill Laswell

The White House Band
aka Ornette’s All-White Cover Band

THE MEN WHO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE Ornette Coleman Skies of America Columbia : 1972 OC, alto sax; Dewey Redman, tenor sax; Charlie Haden, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums, and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted By David Measham. SOCIAL WORK Curlew 1st Album… Continue reading

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Billy Bang, 1947-2011

The world lost a deep soul and musical master last month, with the passing of violinist and composer Billy Bang. Even though we could see this day coming, following the announcement at last year’s Vision Festival that Bang was suffering… Continue reading

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And the Winners Are…

IN TOUCH Henry Threadgill Too Much Sugar For A Dime Axiom : 1993 HT, alto sax; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Jason Hwang, violin; Dorian L. Peterson, tuba; Simon Shaheen, violin and oud; Johnny Rudas, culo e puya and fulia; Miguel Urvina,… Continue reading

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A Night at the Jazz Riots

DEATH RATTLE LOCOMOTIVE Peter Brotzmann and Bill Laswell Low Life Celluloid : 1987 PB, bass saxophone; BL, electric bass, loops, etc. “Yeah, so maybe I was looking for a fight that night. But mainly I was jacked up to see… Continue reading

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