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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Laurence Cottle (bass)


BANDS:
  • Black Sabbath
  • Judy Tzuke Band
  • Mike Oldfield Band
  • The Fents
  • Nigel Hitchcock Quartet
  • Rock Meets Classic
  • Laurence Cottle Quintet
  • Bill Bruford Earthworks
  • Laurence Cottle Big Band

BIOGRAPHY:

A bass maestro, coming from Wales. He appears in many albums from different styles (he even appears in some albums by Spanish artists such as the couple Victor Manuel and Ana Belen) but his main trajectory is usually dedicated to jazz fusion.


JUDIE TZUKE BAND


This is the live Judie Tzuke Band during April to May 1991:

JUDIE TZUKE BAND #?
Apr 91-May 91
Judie Tzuke
vocals
Pete Clarke
guitar
Richard Cottle
keyboards
Andy Hamilton
sax
Ian Thomas
drums

Other info on members of Judie Tzuke Band (I know up to 46 members)
To be covered (45): Paul Beavis, Richard Cardwell, Simon Carter, John Clark, Pete Clarke, Richard Cottle, Peter Cox, Dale Davis, John Edwards, Chris Fletcher, Brandon Fownes, David Goodes, Andy Hamilton, Ali Kane, Graham Kearns, Brad Lang, Matthew Letley, Ben Mark, Pete May, Jerry Meehan, Gordon Mills, Darrin Mooney, Charlie Morgan, Annie Muggleton, Jamie Muggleton,... up to 45 musicians.


HUE & CRY


This is one of the lineups for Hue & Cry, but don´t know more details about the period when this happened:

HUE & CRY #?
?
Greg Kane
Pat Kane
Tommy Smith
sax
Ian Thomas
drums

Other info on members of Hue & Cry (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (1): Ian Thomas


MIKE OLDFIELD BAND


In 1992, this is the Mike Oldfield Band assembled for the performance of Tubular Bells II:

MIKE OLDFIELD BAND #?
1992
Mike Oldfield
guitar
Edie Lehmann
vocals
Susannah Melvoin
vocals
Jackie Quinn
vocals
Linda Taylor
vocals
Hugh Burns
guitar
Jay Stapley
guitar
Alan Limbrick
guitar
John Parricelli
banjo, mandolin
Gerry McKenna
banjo
Craig Pruess
keyboards
Richard Cottle
keyboards
Dave Hartley
keyboards
Yitkin Seow
keyboards
Pete Clarke
violin
Ben Hoffnung
percussion
Alasdair Malloy
percussion
Ian Thomas
drums
Robin Smith
conductor

Other info on members of Mike Oldfield Band (I know up to 55 members)
Already covered (2): Morris Pert, Tim Renwick
Old pages (2): Mike Oldfield, Maggie Reilly
To be covered (50): Kevin Ayers, David Bedford, Phil Beer, Steve Broughton, Hugh Burns, Pete Clarke, Ginny Clee, Richard Cottle, Tim Cross, Rick Fenn, Jon Field, Fred Frith, Mike Frye, Anthony Glynne, John Greaves, Dave Hartley, Steve Hillage, Tim Hodgkinson, Ben Hoffnung, Edie Lehmann, Jeff Leigh, Pete Lemer, Alan Limbrick, Jody Linscott, Alasdair Malloy,... up to 50 musicians.


PROCOL HARUM


Procol Harum played a special gig in August 1992, becoming Keith Fisher´s new return to the band. The bassist on that gig was the mighty Laurence Cottle as Dave Bronze was busy playing with The Hamsters:

PROCOL HARUM #12
Aug 92
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matthew Fisher
keyboards
+
Keith Reid
lyrics
Big Countryê
Big Countryê

After that, Brzezicki rejoined Big Country in February 1993.
Other info on members of Procol Harum (I know up to 28 members)
Already covered (6): Dave Ball, Dave Bronze, Mark Brzezicki, Mick Grabham, Tim Renwick, Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (2): Gary Brooker, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (19): Graham Broad, Richard Brown, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Geoff Dunn, Matthew Fisher, Bobby Harrison, David Knights, Alan Morris, Dee Murray, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Don Snow, Pete Solley, Robin Trower, Ian Wallace, B J Wilson


ROCK MEETS CLASSIC


In January 1993, the main singer in this agrupation is Bobby Kimball (from Toto). The musical director was German arranger Eberhard Schoener, and the rock musicians were:

ROCK MEETS CLASSIC #?
1993
Eberhard Schoener
director
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Bobby Kimball
vocals
Matthew Weiss
keyboards
Henry Spinetti
drums
+
Christian Kabitz
conductor
The Bohemian Symphony
orchestra

Other info on members of Rock Meets Classic (I know up to 22 members)
Already covered (2): Morris Pert, Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (2): Gary Brooker, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (14): Ian Bairnson, Mike Batt, Mel Collins, John Giblin, Bobby Kimball, Andy Mackay, Alan Parsons, Andrew Powell, Chris Rainbow, Paul Vincent, Darryl Way, Hermann Weindorf, Matthew Weiss, B J Wilson


GARY BROOKER BAND


Another different lineup for Gary Brooker, sometime in 1993:

GARY BROOKER BAND #?
1993
Gary Brooker
vocals, keyboards
Matthew Weiss
keyboards
Henry Spinetti
drums

Other info on members of Gary Brooker Band (I know up to 44 members)
Already covered (5): Dave Bronze, Mark Brzezicki, Tim Renwick, Jerry Stevenson, Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (5): Gary Brooker, Paul Carrack, Nick Pentelow, Mike Rutherford, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (33): Mick Abrahams, Graham Broad, Mick Brownlee, Margo Buchanan, Michael Bywater, Ronnie Caryl, Bob Clouter, Geoff Cole, Chris Copping, Tim Cross, Andy Fairweather Low, Mark Feltham, Richard George, John Giblin, Murray Gould, Tracey Graham, Vince Green, Ed Jefferies, Hal Lindes, Marla MacLennan, Tara McDonald, Robbie McIntosh, Frank Mead, Liz Norton, Matt Pegg,... up to 33 musicians.


THE FENTS


Laurence Cottle was a founder member of The Fents. This is one of their lineups:

THE FENTS #?
?
Ted Hall
guitar
Adam Holzman
keyboards
Moyes Lucas
drums

Other info on members of The Fents (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (2): Adam Holzman, Moyes Lucas


LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP


This was the Laurence Cottle Quintet in 1994:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
1994
Graham Harvey
keyboards
Gerard Presencer
trumpet
Nigel Hitchcock
sax
Mike Bradley
drums

In 1994-1995, this is the lineup for Laurence Cottle Quintet, now with Ian Thomas on drums:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
1994-1995
Graham Harvey
keyboards
Nigel Hitchcock
sax
Gerard Presencer
trumpet
Ian Thomas
drums

They released the Live! album that same year, as well as gigging from time to time.


KARL JENKINS GROUP


In November 1998, BBC made a documentary on Karl Jenkins, and a special band was assembled to play live some track:

KARL JENKINS GROUP #?
Nov 98
Karl Jenkins
keyboards
John Etheridge
guitar
Ray Warleigh
sax
John Marshall
drums

Other info on members of Karl Jenkins Group (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): John Etheridge, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall, Ray Warleigh


MARTIN DREW GROUP


In 1999, Laurence Cottle also made some concerts as part of Martin Drew band, a jazz combo:

MARTIN DREW GROUP #?
Martin Drew
drums
Gareth Williams
piano
Mornington Lockett
sax

Other info on members of Martin Drew Group (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (6): Martin Drew, Jim Hart, Mornington Lockett, Steve Melling, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Gareth Williams


BILL LE SAGE GROUP


In year 2000, we find Bill Eyden playing with Bill Le Sage's Bebop 2000 with bass virtuoso Laurence Cottle:

BILL LE SAGE GROUP #?
2000
Bill Le Sage
piano
Steve Waterman
trumpet
Gilad Atzmon
sax, clarinet
Bill Eyden
drums
(died)ê

They recorded the album Confirmation. Bill Le Sage died soon after, and some of his friends kept on with the band name as a tribute to him.

Other info on members of Bill Le Sage Group (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (1): Bill Eyden
To be covered (11): Gilad Atzmon, Malcolm Creese, John Critchinson, Alec Dankworth, Jimmy Hastings, Tubby Hayes, Spike Heatley, Pete King, Bill Le Sage, Bryan Spring, Steve Waterman


LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP (again)


This was The Laurence Cottle Group around July 2003:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
2003
Gareth Williams
keyboards
Ben Castle
sax
Ian Thomas
drums

Other info on members of Laurence Cottle Group (I know up to 34 members)
To be covered (33): Pete Beachill, Paul Booth, Miles Bould, Mike Bradley, Ben Castle, Pat Crumly, Barnaby Dickinson, Alex Garnett, Sid Gauld, Andy Greenwood, Ade Hallowell, Graham Harvey, Nigel Hitchcock, Gary Husband, Mornington Lockett, Gareth Lockrane, Claire Martin, Sammy Mayne, Claire McInerney, Jim Mullen, Mark Nightingale, Gerard Presencer, Martin Shaw, Neil Sidwell, Julian Siegel,... up to 33 musicians.


SAX APPEAL


This was Sax Appeal around December 2003:

SAX APPEAL #?
2003
Leon Greening
keyboards
Mornington Lockett
sax
Scott Garland
sax
Derek Nash
sax
Gary Plumley
sax
Bob McKay
sax
Mark Fletcher
drums

Other info on members of Sax Appeal (I know up to 18 members)
To be covered (17): Jamie Anderson, Paul Booth, Mike Bradley, Chris Dagley, Mark Fletcher, Scott Garland, Leon Greening, Steve Hamilton, Graham Harvey, Mornington Lockett, Bob McKay, Phil Mulford, Derek Nash, Andy Panayi, Gary Plumley, Adrian Revell, Phil Scragg


EARTHWORKS


Around 2005, Laurence Cottle replaces Mark Hodgson in Earthworks. This was their new lineup:

EARTHWORKS #?
2005-2006?
Gwilym Simcock
keyboards
Tim Garland
sax
Bill Bruford
drums

Other info on members of Earthworks (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (12): Iain Ballamy, Django Bates, Bill Bruford, Patrick Clahar, Larry Coryell, Tim Garland, Geoff Gascoigne, Steve Hamilton, Mark Hodgson, Mick Hutton, Peter Lockett, Gwilym Simcock


GRAHAM HARVEY GROUP


This is Graham Harvey´s All Star Quintet in October 2006, with special guest Nigel Hitchcock on sax:

GRAHAM HARVEY GROUP #?
2006
Graham Harvey
keyboards
Mark Nightingale
trombone
Ian Thomas
drums
+
Nigel Hitchcock
guest on sax

Other info on members of Graham Harvey Group (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Graham Harvey, Nigel Hitchcock, Mark Nightingale, Ian Thomas


LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP (again)


In October 2006, this is the lineup for The 606 Club Super Group, comprising superb musicians that usually play there:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
Gareth Williams
keyboards
Mornington Lockett
sax
Ian Thomas
drums
Jeremy Stacey
drums

Also in October 2006, a bigger lineup, called The 606 Club Big Band appeared with these musicians:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
2006
Graham Harvey
keyboards
Martin Shaw
trumpet
Pete Beachill
trombone
Mornington Lockett
sax
Pat Crumly
sax
Ian Thomas
drums
+
others unknown to me. Help, please!


CLAIRE MARTIN GROUP


This is the awesome lineup for Claire Martin Reunion Band in January 2007:

CLAIRE MARTIN GROUP #?
2007
Claire Martin
vocals
Jim Mullen
guitar
Clark Tracey
drums

Other info on members of Claire Martin Group (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (4): Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Clark Tracey, Gareth Williams


JIM MULLEN BAND


Laurence Cottle also was a member of Jim Mullen Band, but I haven´t any details:

JIM MULLEN BAND #?
?
Jim Mullen
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Jim Mullen Band (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (2): Gary Boyle, Adrian Tilbrook
To be covered (9): Mike Gorman, Dave Green, Gary Husband, Mick Hutton, Mornington Lockett, Henry Lowther, Jim Mullen, Jim Watson, Gareth Williams


ITCHY FINGERS


I need info about Laurence Cottle´s involvement with Itchy Fingers:

ITCHY FINGERS #?
?
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Itchy Fingers (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (1): Nigel Hitchcock


HIATUS


Again, I need info about Laurence Cottle´s involvement with Hiatus:

HIATUS #?
?
+ others unknown to me. Help!


LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP (again)


This was The Laurence Cottle Group around November 2007:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
2007
Gwilym Simcock
keyboards
Paul Booth
sax
Jeremy Stacey
drums


SIMON ALLEN GROUP


This was the Simon Allen Group in November 2008:

SIMON ALLEN GROUP #?
2008
Simon Allen
sax
Simon Carter
keyboards
Ian Thomas
drums

Other info on members of Simon Allen Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Simon Carter, Ian Thomas


MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP


This was the Mornington Lockett Group in November 2008:

MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP #?
2008
Mornington Lockett
sax
Simon Carter
keyboards
Chris Dagley
drums

Other info on members of Mornington Lockett Group (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (4): Simon Carter, John Critchinson, Chris Dagley, Mornington Lockett


TONY O´MALLEY BAND


Laurence Cottle has also played with the great Tony O´Malley, but don´t know other details. Help, please!:

TONY O´MALLEY BAND #?
?
Tony O´Malley
vocals, keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Tony O´Malley Band (I know up to 22 members)
To be covered (21): Lasha Abashmadze, Mel Collins, Patrick Deltenre, Frank Deruyter, Thierry Fanfant, Neil Hubbard, Frederic Jacquemin, Maxime Lenssens, Jody Linscott, Mornington Lockett, Phil Mulford, Andy Newmark, Jonathan Noyce, Tony O´Malley, Pino Palladino, Adam Phillips, Mark Smith, Ash Soan, Jeremy Stacey, Ian Thomas, Frank Tontoh


MIKE OUTRAM GROUP


The Mike Outram Group in August 2009:

MIKE OUTRAM GROUP #?
2009
Mike Outram
guitar
Simon Carter
keyboards
Chris Dagley
drums

Other info on members of Mike Outram Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Simon Carter, Chris Dagley


PAUL BOOTH GROUP


This was the lineup advertised for Paul Booth Group in October 2009:

PAUL BOOTH GROUP #?
2009
Paul Booth
sax
Simon Carter
keyboards
Mike Bradley
drums

Other info on members of Paul Booth Group (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (4): Paul Booth, Mike Bradley, Simon Carter, Mike Gorman


LCD


LCD is a superb combo formed by 3 great players:

LCD #?
2009
Mornington Lockett
sax
Martin Drew
drums

Don´t know when they formed, but I see gigs announced by them in October 2009.

Other info on members of LCD (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (2): Martin Drew, Mornington Lockett


LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP (again)


This was the Laurence Cottle Group in November 2009:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
2009
Jim Mullen
guitar
Ian Thomas
drums


THE PARTISANS


In August 2010, Laurence Cottle played some gigs with The Partisans, depping for their usual bassist Thad Kelly:

THE PARTISANS #?
Aug 2010
Phil Robson
guitar
Julian Siegel
sax
Gene Calderazzo
drums

Other info on members of The Partisans (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (1): Julian Siegel


LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP


In November 2011, The Laurence Cottle Big Band played some gigs as a tribute to Jaco Pastorius:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
2011
Gareth Lockrane
flute
Nigel Hitchcock
sax
Julian Siegel
sax
Barnaby Dickinson
trombone
Gary Husband
drums
+ many others unknown to me. Help!

I´d love if someone could help me with the complete lineup.

In 2012, The Laurence Cottle Big Band played some gigs as a tribute to Jaco Pastorius, with this great list of players:

LAURENCE COTTLE GROUP #?
2012
Sid Gauld
trumpet
Patrick White
trumpet
Andy Greenwood
trumpet
Tom Walsh
trumpet
Gareth Lockrane
flute
Nigel Hitchcock
sax
Sammy Mayne
sax
Claire McInerney
sax
Alex Garnett
sax
Martin Williams
sax
Neil Sidwell
trombone
Mark Nightingale
trombone
Ade Hallowell
trombone
Andy Wood
trombone
Miles Bould
percussion
Ian Thomas
drums

Other info on members of Laurence Cottle Group (I know up to 34 members)
To be covered (33): Pete Beachill, Paul Booth, Miles Bould, Mike Bradley, Ben Castle, Pat Crumly, Barnaby Dickinson, Alex Garnett, Sid Gauld, Andy Greenwood, Ade Hallowell, Graham Harvey, Nigel Hitchcock, Gary Husband, Mornington Lockett, Gareth Lockrane, Claire Martin, Sammy Mayne, Claire McInerney, Jim Mullen, Mark Nightingale, Gerard Presencer, Martin Shaw, Neil Sidwell, Julian Siegel,... up to 33 musicians.

DISCOGRAPHY: (108 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (3 credits)
  • Five seasons - Laurence Cottle (1992)

    • Members: Mike Bradley, Laurence Cottle, Nigel Hitchcock, Jim Mullen, Jeremy Stacey, Ian Thomas
    • Guests: Richard Cottle, Paul Spong, Paul Stacey
  • Live! - The Laurence Cottle Quintet (1995) (LIVE)

    • Members: Laurence Cottle, Graham Harvey, Nigel Hitchcock, Gerard Presencer, Ian Thomas
  • Laurence Cottle Big Band - Laurence Cottle Big Band ( - )

ALBUMS AS PRODUCER (2 credits)
  • He never mentioned love - Claire Martin (June 2007)

    • Members: Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Clark Tracey, Gareth Williams
    • Guests: Nigel Hitchcock, Gerard Presencer
    • Producer: Laurence Cottle
  • A Modern art - Claire Martin ( - )

    • Members: Claire Martin, Gareth Williams
    • Guests: Nigel Hitchcock, Mark Nightingale (RIP: Chris Dagley)
    • Producer: Laurence Cottle
    • Comments: Recorded during 3 days in March 2009.
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (16 credits)
  • First offence - The Fents (1983)

    • Members: Laurence Cottle, Adam Holzman, Moyes Lucas
    • Producer: (RIP: Paul Rothchild)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 3 bonus tracks recorded in 1986 with a different lineup, including new members Laurence Cottle on bass and Moyes Lucas on drums.
  • The Other side - The Fents (1987)

    • Members: Laurence Cottle, Adam Holzman, Moyes Lucas
    • Technical: Phill Brown
  • Quark - Itchy Fingers (April 1987)

    • Members: Laurence Cottle
    • Guests: Pete Beachill, Stuart Brooks, Richard Cottle, Simon Gardner, Danny McIntosh, Neil Sidwell, Steve Sidwell, Jeremy Stacey, Dave Stewart, McCoy Tyner (RIP: Stanley Unwin)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1987.
  • Teranga - Itchy Fingers (1988)

    • Members: Laurence Cottle
    • Guests: Richard Cottle, Airto Moreira, Jeremy Stacey
  • Into the 90´s - Jim Mullen (1990)

    • Members: Laurence Cottle, Mornington Lockett, Jim Mullen
    • Guests: Robin Aspland, Anthony Kerr, Jeremy Stacey, Ian Thomas
  • Tubular bells II - the performance live at Edinburgh Castle - Mike Oldfield (1992) (LIVE)

    • Members: Hugh Burns, Pete Clarke, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Dave Hartley, Ben Hoffnung, Edie Lehmann, Alan Limbrick, Alasdair Malloy, Gerry McKenna, Susannah Melvoin, Mike Oldfield, John Parricelli, Craig Pruess, Jackie Quinn, Yitkin Seow, Robin Smith, Jay Stapley, Linda Taylor, Ian Thomas
    • Comments: Live video.
  • Soundbites - Jim Mullen (1993)

  • Rule of thumb - Jim Mullen (June 1995)

  • Playing to the moon - Tim Garland Quartet (1996)

  • The Snakeranch sessions - Nigel Hitchcock Quartet (1996)

  • First and last - John Graham Band (1997)

  • Outside in - Sax Appeal (March 1997)

    • Members: Mike Bradley, Laurence Cottle, Scott Garland, Steve Hamilton, Bob McKay, Phil Mulford, Derek Nash, Gary Plumley
    • Guests: Simon Hale, Gary Hammond, Dave O´Higgins, Tony Smith, Matt Wates
  • Next move - Hue & Cry (September 1999)

  • Confirmation - Bill Le Sage Be-Bop 2000 (2001)

  • Too darn hot! - Claire Martin (2002)

    • Members: Laurence Cottle, Claire Martin, Clark Tracey, Gareth Williams
    • Guests: Miles Bould, Richard Cottle, Nigel Hitchcock, Geoffrey Keezer, Ian Thomas
    • My opinion: Very classy album, it´s very enjoyable. All the playing is fantastic, but I need to mention Nigel Hitchcock playing superb sax.
  • Video anthology volume 1 - the 2000´s - Earthworks (2007) (LIVE)

    • Members: Bill Bruford, Patrick Clahar, Laurence Cottle, Tim Garland, Steve Hamilton, Mark Hodgson, Gwilym Simcock
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (4 credits)
  • Gaudi - The Alan Parsons Project (February 1987)

    • Members: Ian Bairnson, Richard Cottle, Stuart Elliott, Alan Parsons, Andrew Powell (RIP: Eric Woolfson)
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, John Miles, Chris Rainbow, Lenny Zakatek
    • Comments: There´s an expanded edition from 2008 with 7 bonus tracks.
  • Stability - Clark Tracey (September 2001)

    • Members: Guy Barker, Clark Tracey
    • Guests: Levine Andrade, Iain Ballamy, Laurence Cottle, Tim Garland, Nigel Hitchcock, Andy Sheppard, Gareth Williams
  • The Optimist - Gerard Presencer (October 2001)

    • Members: Gerard Presencer, Jeremy Stacey, Jim Watson
    • Guests: Miles Bould, Laurence Cottle, Jacqueline Dankworth, Graham Harvey, Orlando LeFleming, John Parricelli
  • Dirty & beautiful volume I - Gary Husband (2010)

    • Members: Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson
    • Guests: Livingstone Brown, Laurence Cottle, Jerry Goodman, Steve Hackett, Jan Hammer, Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Steve Price, Robin Trower
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (3 credits)
  • Bass-Talk! - VVAA (1989)

    • Guests: Thomas Bauer, Rob Burns, Kim Clarke, Laurence Cottle, Torsten De Winkel, Bruce Ditmas, Kai Eckhardt, Mo Foster, Wolfgang Haffner, Colin Hodgkinson, Wolfgang Schmid, Ian Thomas
    • Producer: Peter Cox
    • Technical: John Timperley
    • Comments: Bassists' paradise! Twelve bassists playing here in tracks recorded from 1985 to 1989. With Mo Foster (his track is ´Waves´), Kai Eckhardt & Torsten De Winkel (Kai was lately with Trilok Gurtu and The Glympse), Laurence Cottle (the track ´Browns´ backed by Ian Thomas), Frank Itt, Wolfhound´s Kick, Hattler/Kraus, Kim Clarke, Benjamin Hûllenkremer, Berliner Bass Ballett, Hellmut Hattler, Norbert Dömling and Robert Burns. Colin Hodgkinson´ss track, ´Southpaw rag´ (unfortunately, it's very short, only 1:28) is from 1986.
  • Basstalk 3: Basstorius - VVAA (April 1997)

    • Guests: Carles Benavent, Randy Bernsen, Mike Bradley, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Tino Di Geraldo, Kai Eckhardt, Mo Foster, Matt Garrison, Gary Hammond, Dave LaRue, Dave Lewis, Stefan Rademacher, Steve Rucker, Alan Thomson
    • Producer: Torsten De Winkel
    • Technical: Achim Oppermann
  • Basstalk 6: deep impact ahead - VVAA (August 1999)

    • Guests: Brian Auger, Max Beesley, Bunny Brunel, Will Calhoun, Ben Castle, Laurence Cottle, Kirk Covington, Gary Hammond, Graham Harvey, Nigel Hitchcock, Oren Marshall, Mark Nightingale, Bodo Schopf, Martin Shaw, Koji Paul Shigihara, Steve Sidwell, Shane Theriot, Ian Thomas, Vinx, Doug Wimbish, Victor Wooten (RIP: Derek Watkins)
    • Technical: Ted Jensen
    • Comments: It includes one track by Laurence Cottle Quintet.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Totally wired - VVAA (1989)

    • Guests: Alan Barnes, Laurence Cottle, Gary Foote, Paul Francis, Simon Hale, Gary Hammond, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Jones, Simon Morton, Steve Sidelnyk, Steve White
    • Comments: Sampler featuring tracks by A Man Called Adam, The New Jersey Kings, What´s What, The Ulf Sandberg Quartet, The Bukky Leo Quintet, Galliano, Haryou, The Hip Joints, The Jazz Renegades (featuring Laurence Cottle), Bangs A Bongo, Bukky Leo & Roberto Galliano.
SOUNDTRACKS (4 credits)
  • Bandes originales du journal de Spirou - VVAA (1989)

    • Guests: John Barclay, Steve Beresford, Hugh Burns, John Butcher, Tony Coe, Laurence Cottle, Terry Day, Stuart Elliott, Gerry Fitzgerald, Tony Hymas, Chris Laurence, Chris Pyne, Frank Ricotti, Pat Thomas, Phil Todd, Alan Tomlinson (RIP: Harry Beckett, Lol Coxhill, David Weinstein)
  • Mr Holland´s opus OST - Michael Kamen (January 1996)

    • Members: (RIP: Michael Kamen)
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Jim Keltner, Julian Lennon, Dominic Miller, Andy Newmark, Pino Palladino, Tim Renwick
    • Technical: Gavin Lurssen, Dave Olson, Doug Sax
    • Comments: Tim Renwick appears in the soundtrack for this lovely movie, directed by Stephen Herek, starring Richard Dreyfuss & Glenne Headly. The soundtrack is credited to Michael Kamen, and the list of musicians is very interesting: Tim Renwick (guitar), Dominic Miller (guitar), Pino Palladino (bass), Laurence Cottle (bass), Andy Newmark (drum), Jim Keltner (drums).
  • One night stand OST - VVAA (1997)

    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Isobel Griffiths, Dave Hartley, Nick Ingman, Chris Laurence, Maggie Nicols, John Parricelli, Frank Ricotti, Ralph Salmins, Miriam Stockley, Ray Warleigh, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Nina Simone)
  • Figgis on Figgis - OST (October 2000)

    • Guests: Matt Bissonette, Tony Coe, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Laurence Cottle, Alec Dankworth, Dave Hartley, Chris Laurence, John Parricelli, Frank Ricotti, Ralph Salmins, Miriam Stockley, Jorge Strunz, Clark Tracey, Ray Warleigh, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Pete King)
SESSIONS (64 credits)
  • Cavatina - John Williams (1979)

    • Members: John Williams
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Harold Fisher, David Katz, Chris Laurence, Ian Thomas
  • Trouble in paradise - Anri (1986)

    • Guests: Ian Bairnson, Tony Beard, Bill Bruford, Laurence Cottle, Mark Feltham, Carol Kenyon, Felix Krish, Simon Phillips, David Rhodes
    • Comments: Anri is a Japanese female singer with many albums released.
  • August - Eric Clapton (1986)

    • Members: Randy Brecker, Gary Brooker, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Nathan East, Katie Kissoon, Tessa Niles, Greg Phillinganes, Henry Spinetti
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Jon Faddis, Leon Pendarvis, Tina Turner (RIP: Michael Brecker)
    • Producer: (RIP: Tom Dowd)
    • Technical: Steve Chase
    • Comments: CD contains 1 bonus track.
  • The Message - Chi Coltrane (1986)

    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Stuart Elliott, Danny McIntosh, Neil Sidwell, Steve Sidwell
    • Technical: Haydn Bendall
  • Lethal weapon OST - Michael Kamen & Eric Clapton (1987)

    • Members: Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, Henry Spinetti (RIP: Michael Kamen)
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle
  • K2 / Tales of Triumph and Tragedy - Don Airey (1988)

    • Members: Don Airey, Keith Airey
    • Guests: Colin Blunstone, Laurence Cottle, Chris Thompson (RIP: Mel Galley, Gary Moore, Cozy Powell)
    • Comments: This is Don Airey's solo project, a mixture between speech and music. With Gary Moore and brother Keith Airey (guitars), Laurence Cottle (bass), Cozy Powell (drums), plus vocals by Chris Thompson, Colin Blunstone, Mel Galley and Genki Hitomi. It was issued as a limited edition in Japan and Germany only. Fortunately, it was reissued worlwide on May 1999, remastered and repackaged. Please, visit Don Airey's official website (see below) for details about how to get this album.
  • General gramofon - Doneda - Lazro (1988)

    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Laurence Cottle, Stuart Elliott
    • Comments: Recorded in 1988.
  • Forcefield II - The talisman - Forcefield (1988)

    • Members: Jan Akkerman, Ray Fenwick (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Tony Martin, Neil Murray, Barry St John
    • Technical: John Burns
    • Comments: There´s an edition with 2 bonus tracks.
  • Playing for real EP - The Jazz Renegades (1988)

    • Members: Steve White
    • Guests: Alan Barnes, Laurence Cottle, Steve Sidelnyk
  • After the war - Gary Moore (1988)

    • Members: Don Airey, Neil Carter, Bob Daisley (RIP: Gary Moore, Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Sam Brown, Laurence Cottle, Charlie Morgan, Ozzy Osbourne, Simon Phillips, Stephen Piggott, Andy Richards, Miriam Stockley, Chris Thompson
    • Comments: Don also played in the album After the war, only as a guest. This was Gary's band at that time: Gary Moore (guitar, vocals), Neil Carter (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Bob Daisley (bass), Cozy Powell (drums). Other musicians in the album: Laurence Cottle (bass), Steve Piggott (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), Andy Richards (keyboards), Charlie Morgan (drums), Simon Phillips (drums), guest vocals by Ozzy Osbourne (on two tracks), and backing vocals by: Chris Thompson, Sam Brown, Miriam Stockley, Andrew Eldritch.
  • Abbi dubbi - Edoardo Bennato (1989)

    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Laurence Cottle, Lance Ellington, Tony Jackson, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms
  • Pentimento OST - Steve Beresford (1989)

    • Members: Steve Beresford
    • Guests: Stuart Brooks, Hugh Burns, Tony Coe, Laurence Cottle, Linda Taylor
    • Comments: Soundtrack recorded in 1989.
  • Nina Hagen - Nina Hagen Band (1989)

    • Members: Bill Liesegang
    • Guests: Chyna, Laurence Cottle, Martin Ditcham, Alastair Gavin, Mark Griffiths, Luis Jardim, Lemmy, Richard Niles, Tim Sanders, Michael Sturgis
    • Comments: Recorded in London from December 1988 to February 1989.
  • Get organized - The James Taylor Quartet (1989)

    • Guests: Guy Barker, Laurence Cottle, Cleveland Watkiss, Steve White, Steve Williamson
    • Technical: Steve Jackson
  • Headless cross - Black Sabbath (April 1989)

    • Members: Tony Iommi, Tony Martin, Geoff Nicholls (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Brian May
    • Comments: Recorded from August to November 1988. At that time, Black Sabbath hadn´t bassist, so they hired Laurence Cottle for the album. They hoped that Geezer Butler would rejoin, but when he changed his mind, they asked Neil Murray to audition for the band.
  • Paris - Jon English / David Mackay (1990)

    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Joe Fagin, Ian Lynn, Val McKenna, Tim Renwick, Susie Webb, Trevor White, Geoff Whitehorn, Neal Wilkinson (RIP: Harry Nilsson)
    • Comments: This double album features many vocalists, as well as some of my favourite players: Tim Renwick (guitar), Geoff Whitehorn (guitar, sitar), Laurence Cottle (bass), Richard Cottle (keyboards), Ian Lynn (keyboards), Chris Cozens (keyboards), Cliff Hall (keyboards), Ron Aspery (sax), Neil Wilkinson (drums), and vocals by John Parr, Joe Fagin, Harry Nilsson, Barry Humphries, Francis Rossi, Demis Roussos. With the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Onetwothree - Nick Purnell (1990)

    • Guests: Julian Arguelles, Django Bates, Laurence Cottle, Peter Erskine, Mike Gibbs, Mick Hutton, Ashley Slater, John Taylor, Mike Walker, Kenny Wheeler
  • Freudiana - Alan Parsons Project (October 1990)

    • Members: Ian Bairnson, Richard Cottle, Stuart Elliott, Gary Howard, Alan Parsons, Andrew Powell (RIP: Eric Woolfson)
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Kiki Dee, John Miles, Chris Rainbow, Leo Sayer, Eric Stewart (RIP: Frankie Howerd)
  • A Clearer view - Jason Rebello (October 1990)

    • Members: Jason Rebello, Jeremy Stacey
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Julian Crampton, Dave O´Higgins, Karl Van Den Bossche
    • Producer: Wayne Shorter
  • Nerve net - Brian Eno (1992)

    • Members: Brian Eno
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Richard Bailey, Laurence Cottle, Roger Eno, Robert Fripp, John Paul Jones, Benmont Tench, Jamie West Oram, Romeo Williams (RIP: Robert Quine)
  • Back where I belong - Tony Martin (1992)

    • Members: Tony Martin, Geoff Nicholls
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Nigel Glockler, Neil Murray, Zak Starkey
  • The Drums are back - Cozy Powell (1992)

    • Members: Don Airey, Neil Murray (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Ray Fenwick, Steve Lukather, Brian May, Geoff Nicholls, Billy Sheehan, John Sinclair (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Comments: Don also appears in The drums are back. This was Cozy's 4th solo album, with top guest musicians (as always!): Brian May (guitar), Steve Lukather (guitar), Jamie Page (guitar), Ray Fenwick (guitar), Steve Makin (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), John Deacon (bass), Laurence Cottle (bass), Neil Murray (bass), John Sinclair, Jon Lord (keyboards), Don Airey (keyboards), Geoff Nicholls (keyboards). Produced by Cozy himself.
  • Time marches on - Kevin Brown (1993)

    • Members: Kevin Brown
    • Guests: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Paul Carrack, Andy Clark, Clem Clempson, Laurence Cottle, Clive Deamer, Mickey Feat, Mo Foster, Kuma Harada, Luis Jardim, Brett Morgan, Charlie Morgan, Paul Riley, Jerry Soffe, Henry Spinetti, Pete Thomas, Neal Wilkinson (RIP: Alvin Lee)
    • Comments: He's a very good slide guitarist. This album was supposed to be his 3rd, as it was recorded in 1992, but shelved. Now, it has been finally released with 3 bonus tracks. It features great musicians: : Clem Clempson (guitar), Adrian Utley (guitar), Laurence Cottle (bass), Mo Foster (bass), Mickey Feat (bass), Kuma Harada (bass), Paul Riley (bass), Paul Carrack (keyboards, vocals), Simon Clarke (keyboards), John 'Rabbit' Bundrick (keyboards), Alvin Lee, Louis Jardim (percussion), Henry Spinetti (drums), Clive Deamer (drums, from Portishead), Charlie Morgan (drums), Pete Thomas (drums), Neil Wilkinson (drums).
  • Corroded path - Network (1993)

    • Members: Tim Crowther
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Ted Emmett, Terry Gregory (RIP: Pete Jacobsen)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1992.
  • Shooting star in the blue sky - Taeko Onuki (1993)

    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Clem Clempson, Laurence Cottle, Ian Thomas
    • Technical: Steve Chase
  • Workshy - Heaven (July 1993)

    • Guests: Yolanda Charles, Laurence Cottle, Andy Gangadeen, Gary Hammond, Luis Jardim, Noel Langley, Janette Mason, Peter Murray, Phil Scragg, Ashley Slater, Frank Tontoh, Peter Whyman, John Winfield
    • Technical: Jerry Boys, Tim Young
  • Gail force - Gail Thompson´s Big Band (1994)

    • Members: Gail Thompson
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Scott Garland, Gary Hammond, Mark Lockheart, Jim Mullen, Dave O´Higgins, Gerard Presencer, Winston Rollins, Martin Shaw, Ian Thomas
  • Human cradle - Melanie Williams (1994)

    • Guests: Maxi Anderson, Rusty Anderson, Curt Bisquera, Tim Cansfield, B J Cole, Luis Conte, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Claude Gaudette, Chester Kamen, Michael Lawrence, Oliver Leiber, Will Malone, Jean McClain, John Pierce, Jackie Rawe, Greg Smith, Mick Talbot, John Themis, Chris Trujillo
  • Seal - Seal (May 1994)

    • Members: Gus Isidore
    • Guests: Jeff Beck, Betsy Cook, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Pandit Dinesh, Charlie Drayton, Anne Dudley, Andy Duncan, Roger Garland, Wilf Gibson, Luis Jardim, Paul Kegg, Boguslav Kostecki, Chris Laurence, Helen Liebmann, Martin Loveday, Will Malone, Marc Mann, Harvey Mason, Joni Mitchell, Jamie Muhoberac, Andy Newmark, Pino Palladino, Anthony Pleeth, George Robertson, Bob Smissen, Phil Spalding, Ian Thomas, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Derek Watkins)
    • Producer: Trevor Horn
    • Technical: Stephen Marcussen
  • Another time another place - Matt Bianco (August 1994)

    • Members: Robin Jones
    • Guests: Guy Barker, Dave Bishop, Laurence Cottle, Joe De Jesus, Tony Fisher, Mae McKenna, Jim Mullen, Dave O´Higgins, Tony Remy, Ian Thomas, Phil Todd (RIP: Derek Watkins)
    • Technical: David Snell
  • Celtic steppes - Dick Heckstall-Smith (1995)

    • Members: Ed Jones, Dave Moore (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Dave Brooks, Pete Brown, Laurence Cottle, Claude Deppa, Lee Goodall, Richard Henry, Pete Lemer, Kevin Robinson, Theo Travis, Ray Warleigh, Don Weller (RIP: Derek Wadsworth)
  • Some of our best friends - London Trombone Quartet (1995)

    • Members: Pete Beachill, Richard Edwards, Mark Nightingale, Dave Stewart
    • Guests: Dave Arch, Julian Arguelles, Laurence Cottle, John Horler, Pete Hurt, Chris Laurence, Henry Lowther, Dave O´Higgins, John Parricelli, Gerard Presencer, Frank Ricotti, Stan Sulzmann, Ian Thomas, Mike Walker (RIP: Pete Saberton, Derek Watkins)
  • Sole purpose - Secret Life (1995)

    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Andy Duncan, Lance Ellington, Katie Kissoon, Shirley Lewis, Will Malone, Sylvia Mason-James, Tessa Niles
  • Holdin´ on - Paul Spong (1995)

    • Members: Paul Spong
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Nigel Hitchcock, Rick Taylor, Ian Thomas, Mike Walker
  • John Williams plays the movies - John Williams (1996)

    • Members: John Williams
    • Guests: Guy Barker, Laurence Cottle, Mitch Dalton, Andrew Findon, Harold Fisher, Bruno Fontaine, Steve Gray, Nick Ingman, Chris Laurence, Ralph Salmins, Ian Thomas
  • Stranger things have happened - The Prodigal Sons (June 1996)

  • Sin memoria - Victor Manuel (September 1996)

    • Guests: Pete Beachill, Laurence Cottle, Alan Darby, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Ralph Salmins, Jamie Talbot, Steve Waterman, Geoff Westley
  • Snowed in - Hanson (1997)

    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Mark Hudson, Chris Taylor
    • Technical: Ted Jensen, Tom Lord-Alge
    • Comments: This album was reissued as The Christmas collection.
  • Mirame - Ana Belen (July 1997)

    • Guests: Pedro Barcelo, Hugh Burns, Jose Maria Cortina, Laurence Cottle, Luis Jardim, Phil Palmer, Antonio Ramos, Frank Ricotti, Jamie Talbot, Neal Wilkinson (RIP: Lucio Dalla, Chavela Vargas)
    • Producer: Geoff Westley
  • The Voice - Chris Farlowe (1998)

    • Members: Norman Beaker, Paul Burgess, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Chris Farlowe, Lenni, John Price
    • Guests: Elkie Brooks, Paul Clarvis, Laurence Cottle, Ronnie Leahy, Steve Price, Tim Renwick, Gary Wallis
    • Producer: Clem Clempson, Kris Gray
    • Technical: Steve Chase, Gwyn Mathias
    • Comments: In 1998, Farlowe releases a new album, The voice, produced by Clem Clempson (who also plays guitar). With Elkie Brooks and The Chanter Sisters (Irene and Doreen Chanter) on vocals, Tim Renwick (guitar), Norman Beaker (guitar), Ricky Bird (guitar), John Price (bass), Laurence Cottle (bass), Steve Price (bass), Ronnie Leahy (keyboards), Paul Burgess (drums), Gary Wallis (drums), Lennie Crookes (sax).
    • My opinion: Fantastic album, very well played and produced. It´s a pleasure listening to the Chanter Sisters backing Farlowe in such great shape.
  • Tango del fuego - James Galway (February 1999)

    • Members: James Galway
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Bosco D´Oliveira, Sid Gauld, Gary Hammond, Mark Nightingale, Dave O´Higgins, John Parricelli, Steve Sidwell, Mike Smith, Jamie Talbot, Ian Thomas
    • Comments: Recorded in September and November 1998.
  • Music of the night - Jeff Leyton (June 1999)

    • Guests: Levine Andrade, John Barclay, Laurence Cottle, Richard Edwards, Andy Fawbert, Roger Garland, Wilf Gibson, Colin Green, Steve Hamilton, David Miles, Ralph Salmins, Steve Sidwell, Jeremy Stacey, Phil Todd (RIP: Derek Watkins)
  • Un-break my heart - James Galway (October 1999)

    • Members: James Galway
    • Guests: Levine Andrade, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Roger Garland, Sid Gauld, Chris Haig, Gary Hammond, Skaila Kanga, Chris Laurence, Mark Nightingale, Dave O´Higgins, John Parricelli, Jim Rattigan, Steve Sidwell, Ian Thomas, Chris Thompson
  • Reload - Tom Jones (November 1999)

    • Members: Dave Bishop, Simon Gardner, Steve Pearce, Neil Sidwell, Ian Thomas (RIP: Derek Watkins)
    • Guests: Guy Barker, Pete Beachill, Stuart Brooks, Sam Brown, Andy Caine, Simon Clarke, Laurence Cottle, Mick Cox, David Daniels, Snake Davis, Clive Deamer, Chris DeMargary, Andy Duncan, Geoff Dunn, Fil Eisler, Pee Wee Ellis, Magnus Fiennes, Tony Fisher, Claudia Fontaine, Richard George, Wilf Gibson, Kevin Hearn, Mick Hucknall, Chrissie Hynde, Nick Ingman, Chester Kamen, Paul Kegg, Boguslav Kostecki, Peter Lale, Chris Laurence, Roddy Lorimer, Martin Loveday, Ged Lynch, Duncan Mackay, Sylvia Mason-James, Perry Montague-Mason, Van Morrison, Malcolm Mortimore, Mark Nightingale, John Parricelli, Guy Pratt, Jim Rattigan, Kevin Robinson, Alan Ross, Ralph Salmins, Tim Sanders, Adam Seymour, Chris Sharrock, Steve Sidwell, Vicky Silva, Beverley Skeete, Miriam Stockley, Jamie Talbot, Stephen Tees, John Thirkell, Phil Todd, Chris Tombling, Steve Waterman, Geraint Watkins, Chris White, Annie Whitehead, Robbie Williams, Gavyn Wright, Zucchero (RIP: Stuart Cable, Johnny Douglas, Maurice Murphy, Tommy Scott)
    • Producer: Guy Chambers, Stephen Hague
    • Technical: Alan Douglas
    • Comments: Tom Jones appears with different artists in each track:The Cardigans, Stereophonics, Robbie Williams, The Divine Comedy, Space, James Dean Bradfield, Mousse T, Heather Small, James Taylor Quartet, Van Morrison, The Pretenders, Barenaked Ladies, Simply Red, Zucchero, Natalie Imbruglia, Cerys From Catatonia and Portishead.
    • My opinion: Very good album, showing a rejuvenated Tom Jones along with some veterans and new artists. My favourite tracks are ´Burning down the house´ (cover of Talking Heads, played with The Cardigans) and ´Mama told me not to come´(the Randy Newman song, performed with Stereophonics).
  • Mountains of fire - Geoffrey Eales (April 2000)

  • Iommi - Tony Iommi (October 2000)

    • Members: Tony Iommi
    • Guests: Kenny Aronoff, Jim Copley, Laurence Cottle, Brian May, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward (RIP: Pete Steele)
    • Producer: Ralph Baker, Bob Marlette
    • Technical: Phil Blackman
  • Day & night - Gota (January 2001)

    • Guests: Miles Bould, Laurence Cottle, Nigel Hitchcock, Jim Mullen, Steve Sidwell
  • Highly commited media players - Network (November 2001)

    • Guests: Jack Bruce, Larry Coryell, Laurence Cottle, Ted Emmett, Kevin Jones, Chris Laurence, Wolfgang Schmid (RIP: Pete Jacobsen)
  • Duetos - Chico Buarque (May 2002)

    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Laurence Cottle, Luis Jardim, Phil Palmer, Frank Ricotti, Jamie Talbot, Geoff Westley, Neal Wilkinson (RIP: Johnny Alf, Jose Roberto Bertrami, Sivuca)
    • Producer: (RIP: Almir Chediak)
  • Encore - Russell Watson (October 2002)

    • Guests: Trevor Barry, Jay Berliner, Jeff Bova, Steve Butler, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Paul Dunne, Andrew Findon, Isobel Griffiths, Michael Hehir, Nick Ingman, Neil Jason, Bashiri Johnson, Jeremy Lubbock, John McCurry, John Parricelli, Paul ´Wix´ Wickens, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Mark Smith)
  • The Opera Band - Amici Forever (2003)

    • Guests: Miles Bould, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Richard Harvey, Nick Ingman, John Parricelli
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig, Elliot Scheiner
  • Crossing the stone - Catrin Finch (2003)

    • Guests: Paul Clarvis, Laurence Cottle
    • Producer: Karl Jenkins
    • Technical: John Timperley
    • Comments: Catrin Finch is an harpist usually playing classical music.
  • Beyond imagination - Opera Babes (January 2003)

    • Guests: Jeff Bova, Paul Clarvis, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Mitch Dalton, Anne Dudley, Frank Gallagher, Ivor Goldberg, Dave Hartley, Nick Ingman, Luis Jardim, John Parricelli, Frank Ricotti, Jim Steinman, Gavyn Wright
  • Seed - Afrocelts (March 2003)

    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Eileen Ivers, Peter Lockett, Hilaire Penda, Hossam Ramzy (RIP: Nina Miranda)
    • Technical: Ian Cooper
  • Falling up - Geoffrey Keezer (September 2003)

    • Members: Geoffrey Keezer
    • Guests: Scott Colley, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Tim Garland, Claire Martin
    • Technical: Joe Ferla
  • You live and learn... (apparently) - Django Bates (2004)

    • Members: Iain Ballamy, Chris Batchelor, Django Bates, Martin France, Mike Mondesir
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Jim Mullen, David Sanborn, Nikki Yeoh
  • To be cool - Kokomo (October 2004) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Neil Conti, Andy Hamilton, Neil Hubbard, Glen LeFleur, Jody Linscott, Paddy McHugh, Chris Mercer, Trevor Morais, Jim Mullen, Tony O´Malley, Pino Palladino, Terry Stannard, John Sussewell (RIP: Alan Spenner)
    • Guests: Tony Beard, Laurence Cottle, Alan Darby, Snake Davis, Steve Gregory, John McKenzie, Frank Mead, Jeff Seopardie, Richard Simmons, Ian Thomas
  • Angels´ abacus - Emily Bezar (November 2004)

  • Best days - Amy Nuttall (May 2005)

    • Guests: Paul Clarvis, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Troy Donockley, Andrew Findon, Simon Franglen, Isobel Griffiths, Simon Hale, Neil Lockwood, Dean Parks, John Parricelli (RIP: Chris Dagley)
    • Technical: Ian Cooper
  • A Light in the sky - Don Airey (2008)

    • Members: Don Airey, Chris Childs, Harry James
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Darrin Mooney
    • Technical: Chris Parker
  • November - Dominic Miller (2010)

    • Members: Dominic Miller
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Jason Rebello, Stan Sulzmann, Ian Thomas
    • Technical: Tony Cousins
  • All out - Don Airey (August 2011)

    • Members: Don Airey, Keith Airey
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Bernie Marsden, Darrin Mooney
  • Plays the music of Rush - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (November 2012)

    • Guests: Levine Andrade, Clem Clempson, Laurence Cottle, Matthew Gee, Richard Harvey, Ralph Salmins, Neil Sidwell, Patrick White
    • Producer: Richard Cottle
    • My opinion: Great album. I need to mention the fantastic guitar work by Steve Rothery (Marillion) in the track ´Working man´.
  • Christmas magic - Connie Talbot ( - )

    • Guests: Dave Bishop, Ben Castle, Laurence Cottle, Sid Gauld, Graham Harvey, Noel Langley, Mark Nightingale, Andy Panayi, Ralph Salmins, Martin Shaw, Jamie Talbot, Patrick White, Martin Williams, Andy Wood
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (11 credits)
  • The Best of The Alan Parsons Project volume 2 - Alan Parsons Project (1987)

    • Members: Ian Bairnson, Richard Cottle, Stuart Elliott, Alan Parsons, David Paton (RIP: Eric Woolfson)
    • Guests: Gary Brooker, B J Cole, Mel Collins, Laurence Cottle, Duncan Mackay, John Miles, Chris Rainbow, Stuart Tosh, Christopher Warren-Green
  • Guitar special - Jan Akkerman (1991)

    • Members: Jan Akkerman, Ray Fenwick (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Graham Bonnet, Laurence Cottle, Mo Foster, Johnny Mars
    • Comments: Compilation including tracks from Forcefield (taken from the albums Forcefield II - The talisman (1988) and Forcefield Three - To Oz and Back (1989)) as well as Jan´s own album Heartware.
  • Instrumentals - Forcefield (1992)

    • Members: Jan Akkerman, Ray Fenwick (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Laurence Cottle, Mo Foster, Bernie Marsden, Mario Parga, Barry St John
  • Eno box II: vocals - Brian Eno (November 1993)

    • Members: Brian Eno, Brian Turrington
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Richard Bailey, John Cale, Phil Collins, Laurence Cottle, Roger Eno, Andy Fraser, Robert Fripp, Fred Frith, Percy Jones, Nick Judd, Simon King, Bill Laswell, Mingo Lewis, Jaki Liebezeit, Phil Manzanera, Dave Mattacks, Bill McCormick, Judy Nylon, Prairie Prince, Paul Rudolph, Marty Simon, Chris Spedding, Benmont Tench, Paul Thompson, David Van Tieghem, Lloyd Watson, Jamie West Oram, John Wetton, Romeo Williams, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Busta Cherry Jones)
    • Producer: (RIP: Conny Plank)
    • Technical: Simon Heyworth
  • Chronicles - Eric Clapton (1999)

    • Members: Randy Brecker, Gary Brooker, Chyna, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Nathan East, Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Ferrone, Steve Gadd, Katie Kissoon, Chuck Leavell, Marcy Levy, Shaun Murphy, Tessa Niles, Jamie Oldaker, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, Greg Phillinganes, Peter Robinson, Joe Sample, Henry Spinetti, Chris Stainton (RIP: Donald ´Duck´ Dunn)
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Jeff Bova, Jimmy Bralower, David Campbell, Lenny Castro, Luis Conte, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Jon Faddis, Nick Ingman, Luis Jardim, Jim Keltner, Randy Kerber, Chaka Khan, Robbie Kondor, Gayle Levant, Steve Lukather, Jay Dee Maness, Jamie Muhoberac, Michael Omartian, Tim Pierce, Carole Steele (RIP: Michael Brecker, Jeff Porcaro, Richard Tee)
    • Producer: Ted Templeman, Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker (RIP: Tom Dowd)
    • Technical: Steve Chase, Ed Cherney, Alan Douglas, Mick Guzauski, Lee Herschberg, Mark Linett, Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Ludwig, Jack Joseph Puig, Allen Sides, Gary Wright
    • Comments: 2CD compilation with some live tracks and songs taken from soundtracks.
  • Chronicles - the best of Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton (October 1999)

    • Members: Randy Brecker, Gary Brooker, Chyna, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Nathan East, Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Ferrone, Steve Gadd, Katie Kissoon, Chuck Leavell, Marcy Levy, Tessa Niles, Jamie Oldaker, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, Greg Phillinganes, Peter Robinson, Joe Sample, Henry Spinetti, Chris Stainton (RIP: Donald ´Duck´ Dunn)
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Jeff Bova, Jimmy Bralower, David Campbell, Lenny Castro, Luis Conte, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Jon Faddis, Jim Keltner, Randy Kerber, Chaka Khan, Robbie Kondor, Gayle Levant, Steve Lukather, Jay Dee Maness, Jamie Muhoberac, Michael Omartian, Tim Pierce, Carole Steele (RIP: Michael Brecker, Jeff Porcaro, Richard Tee)
    • Producer: Ted Templeman, Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker (RIP: Tom Dowd)
    • Technical: Steve Chase, Ed Cherney, Alan Douglas, Mick Guzauski, Lee Herschberg, Mark Linett, Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Ludwig, Jack Joseph Puig, Allen Sides, Gary Wright
  • The Very best of James Galway - James Galway (June 2002)

    • Members: James Galway
    • Guests: Levine Andrade, Dave Arch, Dave Cooke, Laurence Cottle, Phil Coulter, Bosco D´Oliveira, Mitch Dalton, Alan Dunn, Frank Gallagher, Mark Nightingale, Andy Pask, Ray Russell, Ralph Salmins, Ian Thomas, Kevin Thompson
  • View from the bar - Network (February 2003)

    • Members: Tim Crowther
    • Guests: Laurence Cottle, Ted Emmett, Terry Gregory (RIP: Hugh Hopper, Pete Jacobsen)
  • After all these years - Sarah Jane Morris (October 2006)

    • Members: Mornington Lockett
    • Guests: Kevin Armstrong, Matt Backer, Martyn Barker, Randy Brecker, Laurence Cottle, David Coulter, Roy Dodds, Dave O´Higgins, Marc Ribot, Kate St John, Henry Thomas, Ian Thomas
    • Comments: Double CD compilation with tracks taken from her albums, as well as other collaborations and live tracks.
  • Complete Clapton - Eric Clapton (October 2007)

    • Members: Doyle Bramhall II, Bonnie Bramlett, Randy Brecker, Dave Bronze, Gary Brooker, Tim Carmon, Chyna, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Simon Clarke, Phil Collins, Rita Coolidge, Ray Cooper, Nathan East, Yvonne Elliman, Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Ferrone, Steve Gadd, Jim Gordon, Roger Hawkins, Jim Keltner, Katie Kissoon, Chuck Leavell, Albert Lee, Marcy Levy, Roddy Lorimer, Shaun Murphy, Tessa Niles, Jamie Oldaker, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, Greg Phillinganes, Jerry Portnoy, Peter Robinson, Joe Sample, Tim Sanders, Henry Spinetti, Chris Stainton, George Terry, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Billy Preston, Carl Radle, Dick Sims)
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Chris Blackwell, Jeff Bova, Jimmy Bralower, J J Cale, Lenny Castro, Ry Cooder, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Jon Faddis, Albhy Galuten, Randy Kerber, Chaka Khan, B B King, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Gayle Levant, Steve Lukather, Jay Dee Maness, Susannah Melvoin, Michael Omartian, Leon Pendarvis, Leon Russell, John Sambataro, Carole Steele, Stephen Stills (RIP: Michael Brecker, Jeff Porcaro)
    • Producer: Glyn Johns, Ted Templeman, Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker (RIP: Tom Dowd, Jimmy Miller, Felix Pappalardi)
    • Technical: Adrian Barber, Steve Chase, Ed Cherney, Alan Douglas, Mick Guzauski, Lee Herschberg, Mark Linett, Jack Joseph Puig, Gary Wright (RIP: Andy Johns)
  • The Essential James Galway - James Galway ( - )

    • Members: James Galway
    • Guests: Levine Andrade, Laurence Cottle, Phil Coulter, Bosco D´Oliveira, Alan Dunn, Frank Gallagher, Ian Thomas (RIP: Henry Mancini)

QUESTIONS:

01. Was Laurence a member of a band called Starfighters?


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  • Laurence Cottle - Jam
  • Laurence Cottle jam with Jeff Berlin. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Jeff Berlin, Laurence Cottle.

  • Laurence Cottle - Jam
  • Laurence Cottle clinic. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Laurence Cottle, Darryn Farrugia, John Wheatcroft.

  • Laurence Cottle - Used To Be A Cha Cha
  • Laurence Cottle solo. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Laurence Cottle.

  • Laurence Cottle - Bass Solo
  • Laurence Cottle solo. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Laurence Cottle.

  • Laurence Cottle - Jam
  • Laurence Cottle jam with Ian Thomas. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laurence Cottle, Ian Thomas.

  • Laurence Cottle Quintet - Quite Firm
  • Laurence Cottle live in 1994. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Mike Bradley, Laurence Cottle, Graham Harvey, Nigel Hitchcock, Gerard Presencer.

  • Laurence Cottle Quintet - Cherokee
  • Laurence Cottle Quintet live in 1994. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Laurence Cottle, Graham Harvey, Nigel Hitchcock, Gerard Presencer, Ian Thomas.

  • Laurence Cottle - Jam
  • Laurence Cottle jamming with Oscar Cartaya in 2006. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Oscar Cartaya, Laurence Cottle.

  • Laurence Cottle - Jam
  • Laurence Cottle clinic with Scott Pazera in 2006. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Laurence Cottle, Scott Pazera.

  • Laurence Cottle - Unknown Title
  • Laurence Cottle live in 2007. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Laurence Cottle, Jeremy Stacey. Sax player unknown to me.

  • Laurence Cottle - The Chicken
  • Laurence Cottle live in November 2009. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Laurence Cottle, Jim Mullen, Ian Thomas.

  • Laurence Cottle Big Band - Liberty City
  • Laurence Cottle Big Band playing tribute to Jaco Pastorius in August 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Miles Bould, Laurence Cottle, Alex Garnett, Sid Gauld, Andy Greenwood, Ade Hallowell, Nigel Hitchcock, Gareth Lockrane, Sammy Mayne, Claire McInerney, Mark Nightingale, Neil Sidwell, Ian Thomas, Tom Walsh, Patrick White, Martin Williams, Andy Wood.

  • Laurence Cottle Big Band - Donna Lee
  • Laurence Cottle Big Band playing tribute to Jaco Pastorius in August 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Miles Bould, Laurence Cottle, Alex Garnett, Sid Gauld, Andy Greenwood, Ade Hallowell, Nigel Hitchcock, Gareth Lockrane, Sammy Mayne, Claire McInerney, Mark Nightingale, Neil Sidwell, Ian Thomas, Tom Walsh, Patrick White, Martin Williams, Andy Wood.

  • Laurence Cottle Big Band - Domingo
  • Laurence Cottle Big Band playing tribute to Jaco Pastorius in August 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Miles Bould, Laurence Cottle, Alex Garnett, Sid Gauld, Andy Greenwood, Ade Hallowell, Nigel Hitchcock, Gareth Lockrane, Sammy Mayne, Claire McInerney, Mark Nightingale, Neil Sidwell, Ian Thomas, Tom Walsh, Patrick White, Martin Williams, Andy Wood.

  • Laurence Cottle Big Band - Reza
  • Laurence Cottle Big Band playing tribute to Jaco Pastorius in August 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Miles Bould, Laurence Cottle, Alex Garnett, Sid Gauld, Andy Greenwood, Ade Hallowell, Nigel Hitchcock, Gareth Lockrane, Sammy Mayne, Claire McInerney, Mark Nightingale, Neil Sidwell, Ian Thomas, Tom Walsh, Patrick White, Martin Williams, Andy Wood.

  • Laurence Cottle Big Band - Punk Jazz
  • Laurence Cottle Big Band playing tribute to Jaco Pastorius in August 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Miles Bould, Laurence Cottle, Alex Garnett, Sid Gauld, Andy Greenwood, Ade Hallowell, Nigel Hitchcock, Gareth Lockrane, Sammy Mayne, Claire McInerney, Mark Nightingale, Neil Sidwell, Ian Thomas, Tom Walsh, Patrick White, Martin Williams, Andy Wood.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Laurence Cottle: for sending me a message saying he liked my site! (2007).
  • Neil Murray: for info on Laurence and Black Sabbath´s Headless cross album (1998).
  • Tim Crowther: for telling me Laurence´s involvement in the Network albums.

  • Thanks to:
  • Ismael Nuñez: for the Space time album (2012).
  • Giovanni Ciampa: for mentioning the band Starfighters (2000).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    30/March/2013 - Page added to the blog.
    08/November/1999 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Laurence Cottle mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Ian Thomas (29)
    Richard Cottle (25)
    Nigel Hitchcock (12)
    John Parricelli (12)
    Chris Laurence (10)
    Jim Mullen (10)
    Dave O´Higgins (10)
    Ralph Salmins (10)
    Gary Hammond (8)
    Luis Jardim (8)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 08/November/1999 - Last modified on: 30/April/2013. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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