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On June 14, 1983.

On June 14, 1983, “Elektra” label released “Baselines”, the debut Bill Laswell album. It was recorded in March 1982, at “OAO Studio” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Material.

Personnel:

  • Bill Laswell – Ibanez 8-string, Fender 6-string, Fender Fretless Precision, Music Man Sting Ray, Steinberger bass
  • Michael Beinhorn – Prophet-5, synthesizer, shortwave, tape 
  • Ralph Carney – bass saxophone, contrabass clarinet
  • Fred Frith – guitar, violin
  • George Lewis – trombone
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson – drums
  • Martin Bisi – drums, percussion, recording
  • Phillip Wilson – drums 
  • David Moss – voice, steel drum, percussion
  • Daniel Ponce – congas 
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Activate – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  2. Work Song – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell, George Lewis
  3. Hindsight – Martin Bisi, Bill Laswell
  4. Uprising – Bill Laswell
  5. Barricade – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell, George Lewis
  6. Upright Man – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  7. Moving Target – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  8. Lowlands – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  9. Conservation – Bill Laswell

On March 31, 2019.

On March 31, 2019, “Blue Élan Records” label released “1000 Hands: Chapter One”, the fifteenth Jon Anderson studio album. It was recorded March 2019 – July 2020, at “Solar Studios” in Orlando, Florida, and was produced by Michael Franklin.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals, various instruments
  • Steve Howe – guitar
  • Larry Coryell – guitar
  • Rick Derringer – guitar
  • Chris Squire – bass guitar
  • Tim Franklin – bass guitar, ukulele, backing vocals
  • Stuart Hamm – bass guitar
  • Brian Chatton – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chick Corea – keyboards
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards
  • Michael Franklin – keyboards, ukulele, backing vocals
  • Alan White – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Matt Brown – drums, backing vocals
  • Jerry Goodman – violin
  • Jean-Luc Ponty – violin
  • Robby Steinhardt – violin
  • Charlie Bisharat – violin
  • Olga Kopakova – violin
  • Dariusz Grabowski – accordion
  • Ian Anderson – flute
  • Brian Snapp – saxophone, flute
  • Charlie DeChant – saxophone, flute
  • Tower of Power – horn section
  • Zap Mama – backing vocals
  • Bobby Kimball – backing vocals
  • Solar Choir – choir
  • Voices of Lindahl – choir
  • Crossover
  • Vioelectric
  • Orlando Symphony Orchestra – strings and horns
  • Matt Brown – mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson and Brian Chatton, except where noted.

  1. Now
  2. Ramalama – Jon Anderson, Michael Franklin
  3. First Born Leaders
  4. Activate
  5. Makes Me Happy – Jon Anderson
  6. Now Variations
  7. I Found Myself – Jon Anderson
  8. Twice in a Lifetime
  9. Where Does Music Come From (WDMCF) – Jon Anderson, Michael Franklin
  10. 1000 Hands (Come Up)
  11. Now and Again

On March 11, 2016.

On March 11, 2016, “Mack Avenue Records” label released “Arclight”, the fourth  Julian Lage album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Brooklyn Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Jesse Harris.

Personnel:

  • Julian Lage – electric guitar
  • Scott Colley– bass
  • Kenny Wollesen– drums, vibraphone

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Lage except where noted.

  1. Fortune Teller
  2. Persian Rug – Charlie Daniels, Gus Kahn
  3. Nocturne – Spike Hughes
  4. Supera
  5. Stop Go Start
  6. Activate
  7. Presley
  8. Prospero
  9. I’ll Be Seeing You- Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  10. Harlem Blues – C. Handy
  11. Ryland