Program #1897

Producer/programmer/bassist/composer Bill Laswell Laswell has been recognized for both his innovations in the studio and for his work with musicians of wildly diverse backgrounds. On this episode of New Sounds, he discusses his recent work with Herbie Hancock, Sting, and Ethiopian singer Gigi, and revisits his past collaborations with Celtic, Cuban, and other musicians.

PROGRAM #1897, with Bill Laswell (First aired on Thurs, 3/8/01)





Somma I (Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell, Tibetan Monks)

Hooked Light Rays

Fire Channels, excerpt [3:00]

New Tone #fy-8013. Italian CD imported by Harvestworks, 596 Broadway #602, NYC 10012. 212-431-1130. Or;


Seven Souls

Seven Souls, excerpt [2:30]

Virgin #91360**
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Bill Laswell

Emerald Aether: Shape Shifting

Slieve Russell medley, excerpt [2:30]

Shanachie #78035**

Bill Laswell

Imaginary Cuba

Habana Transmission #2 [4:30]

BMG/Wicklow #63514**

Bill Laswell

Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974

He Loved Him Madly, excerpt [6:30]

Sony/Columbia** Available for purchase at*


Brand New Day Remixes

A Thousand Years [12:00]

A&M POCM-1300, Japanese import, Available for purchase at*

Gigi (Igigayu Shibabaw)


Tewuntsewu, excerpt [3:00]

Palm Pictures 2068
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Herbie Hancock


Untitled [11:00] (Hidden track on Disc 2)

Sony Legacy 64978
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Bill Laswell & Alan Douglas


Una Furtiva Lagrima [6:00]

Knitting Factory #267 or

Asana Two

Moving Meditation

Beyond The Zero, excerpt [1:30]

Meta Records #010**
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