Bill Laswell

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Birthday
12, 1955
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Bass player and music producer known for his multi-genre musical work. In the late 1970s, he formed a band, Material, that mixed dance music with jazz, hip hop, and spoken word poetry.

Before Fame

Early in his music career, he played with Michigan-based funk bands. He later moved to New York City and performed with musician Daevid Allen.

Trivia

During the 1980s, he worked with the Celluloid Records production company, recording numerous fusion-genre tracks.

Family Life

He was born in Illinois, and he grew up in Michigan.

Associated With

He produced jazz musician Herbie Hancock's 1983 album Future Shock and also co-wrote and performed on most of the album's tracks.