Bill Laswell is an American bassist, record producer, and record label owner. Bill Laswell has worked on tens of thousands of recordings with a diverse group of international musicians. His music incorporates elements of jazz, world music, dub, ambient music, funk, and other genres.
Early Life and Childhood
Bill Laswell was born in Illinois on February 12, 1955. He is 67 years old right now. His family’s and siblings’ backgrounds are unknown. In terms of nationality, he identifies as American.
Laswell has not provided any information about his educational background. As a result, we don’t know what university he attended.
Bill is an American bassist who also owns a record label and produces music. Laswell began his professional bass career in R&B and funk bands in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. He listened to shows by Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, and Funkadelic, among others, that fused genres.
Miles Davis, Albert Ayler, and John Coltrane were all influences on him.
Laswell moved to New York City in the late 1970s and became active in the expanding local music scene.
He moved into producer Giorgio Gomelsky’s loft and joined a band that would later become the original Material.
He collaborated with artists such as Brian Eno, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Daniel Ponce, Ginger Baker, Peter Brötzmann, Kip Hanrahan, and Sonny Sharrock.
Bill and Martin Bisi established a music studio and met Jean Karakos of Celluloid Records. Laswell’s debut solo album was Baselines. Later, on Herbie Hancock’s album Future Shock, he co-wrote and produced “Rockit.”
He played bass guitar on the record and co-wrote other songs, so they collaborated more in the 2000s. He won a Grammy for his work on Hancock’s subsequent album, Sound-System. With Peter Brötzmann, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Sonny Sharrock, he formed the band Last Exit in 1986. In November 2018, he performed with Dave Douglas’ Uplift band at the London Jazz Festival.
Laswell frequently works with small groups of people.
Laswell was chosen to appear on the PBS show Soundstage in 2005. Among the performers were Pharoah Sanders, Foday Musa Suso, Bootsy Collins, and Catfish Collins, as well as Praxis and Tabla Beat Science members.
Net worth, Salary, and Income
Laswell has not disclosed any information about his pay, wages, or income. According to sources, Bill Laswell’s net worth is between $1 million and $2 million. His property, vehicles and other assets are under investigation.
Relationship Status: Is He Married?
Bill Laswell is a husband. He is married to Ejigayehu Shibabaw, also known as Gigi, an Ethiopian singer. He is a happily married man. There is no information on their children, and it appears that they do not have any.
Body Measurement: Height, Weight, and Eye Colour
Bill has not disclosed his height, weight, chest size, or waist size.
Bill Laswell has long dark black hair and dark black eyes.
Bill has 1.8k Instagram followers under the handle @nagualsite. He also has 1.9k Twitter followers and is active there. However, he is not very active on other social media platforms such as YouTube and Tiktok.