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Nicky Skopelitis

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Nicky Skopelitis (born January 19, 1960) is an American guitarist and composer of Greek descent. He also has performed on banjo, oud, lute, keyboards and other instruments. Although Skopelitis has recorded few albums as a bandleader, he has appeared on many more recordings, often collaborating with prolific bass guitarist and producer Bill Laswell.


As leader[edit]

  • Next to Nothing (Venture, 1989)
  • Ekstasis (Axiom, 1993)
  • EKSTASIS "wake up and dream" (CyberOctave, 1998)
  • Revelator (Douglas Music, 1998)

As sideman[edit]

With Ginger Baker

  • Horses & Trees (Celluloid, 1986)
  • No Material (ITM, 1989)
  • Middle Passage (Axiom, 1990)
  • Live in Munich Germany 1987 (Voiceprint, 2010)

With Afrika Bambaataa

  • Frantic Situation (Tommy Boy, 1984)
  • Beware (DBK, 1986)
  • The Light (EMI, 1988)

With Manu Dibango

  • Electric Africa (Celluloid, 1985)
  • Pata Piya (Celluloid, 1985)
  • Afrijazzy (Enemy, 1986)

With The Golden Palominos

With Herbie Hancock

With Bill Laswell

With Material

With Swans

With others

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