"This is an album of pure aural pleasure......dreamy, transporting, and moody in the best possible way. You can take a trip without leaving the room."
- Tom Freston, globe trotter/world music connaisseur
ASPIRATION is legendary bass player and producer Bill Laswell’s latest creation and includes performances by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Carlos Santana, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Zakir Hussain and Sussan Deyhim…Each artist has created a track that was inspired by another artist or higher concept that they aspire to. Dedications include John Coltrane, Rumi and Sonny Sharrock. Through this journey the listener experiences that all things pertaining to spiritual progress in life depend upon peace.
Responsible for over 300 albums since 1982, Bill Laswell has consistently broken down boundaries, redrawn musical frontiers and created some of the most innovative and successful stylistic hybrids to be heard anywhere. Laswell's approach on his own discs, or those of any number of side groups and collaborators, is to seek out and engage what might be called 'master musicians' from a host of different cultures and fuse their talents together in the studio. The central tenet of his philosophy has always been: music knows no boundaries, only the music business does.