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|Born||Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Jazz, jazz fusion|
Laurence Cottle is a Welsh electric bass guitarist and composer.
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 leads his own Laurence Cottle Big Band playing a variety of standards and his own material.
He is the brother of Richard Cottle (also a musician), playing with him during his tenure with The Alan Parsons Project.
- laurencecottle.com, official website
- Laurence Cottle at AllMusic
- Laurence Cottle at the Internet Movie Database
- "Laurence Cottle – Bass Guitar". Jazzwise Magazine. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
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