born on 16/12/1961 in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Laurence Cottle is a Welsh electric bass guitarist and composer.
His solo recordings have been mostly in the jazz and jazz-fusion vein, with such notable releases as Five Seasons, Laurence Cottle Quintet Live and others.
He was a member of the Los Angeles, California-based fusion quartet, The Fents, and appears on their second album, The Other Side, released on the Passport Jazz label in 1987. He played with The Alan Parsons Project on their final Arista LP Gaudi in 1987, as well as Parsons' final collaboration with the Project's chief songwriter Eric Woolfson, Freudiana, in 1990.
Shortly after, he was hired by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath to play bass on the studio sessions that would become their 1989 album Headless Cross. Cottle wrote and played all the bass parts for the album and appeared on the music video for "Headless Cross", but didn't perform live or tour with the band.
He has written music for film and television including the television programs Friends and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Cottle was a member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks from 2003 to 2006.
In 2009, Cottle produced albums for Claire Martin, Gareth Williams, and Mark Nightingale.
He leads his own Laurence Cottle Big Band playing a variety of standards and his own material.
- laurencecottle.com, official website
- Laurence Cottle at All Music Guide
- Laurence Cottle at the Internet Movie Database
- Laurence Cottle - Bass Guitar. jazzwisemagazine.com (2007-02-12). Retrieved on 2012-12-23.
|The Alan Parsons Project|
|Alan Parsons | Eric Woolfson | Andrew Powell | Ian Bairnson | Richard Cottle|
|Studio Albums: Tales of Mystery and Imagination | I Robot | Pyramid | Eve | The Turn of a Friendly Card | Eye in the Sky | Ammonia Avenue | Vulture Culture | Stereotomy | Gaudi|
|Compilations: The Best of the Alan Parsons Project | The Best of the Alan Parsons Project, Vol. 2 | The Essential Alan Parsons Project|
|Singles: "(The System Of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether" | "The Raven" | "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You" | "Don't Let It Show" | "What Goes Up" | "Damned If I Do" | "Games People Play" | "Time" | "Snake Eyes" | "Eye in the Sky" | "Psychobabble" | "You Don't Believe" | "Don't Answer Me" | "Prime Time" | "Let's Talk About Me" | "Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)" | "Stereotomy"|