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Bill Laswell and Sacred System: Imaginary Cuba: Deconstructing Havana

Read "Imaginary Cuba: Deconstructing Havana" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is “piecemeal” music, spliced together in a studio by Bill Laswell to present a sound–picture of modern–day Havana, Cuba. It’s world music, not Jazz, and how well the enterprise succeeds is, we presume, in the ear of the beholder. Laswell has been called (by Billboard magazine) “way ahead of his time.” He may be well ...