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. Until 1987 or so, he used the spelling "Scopelitis" for his last name.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

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

  • The Golden Palominos (Celluloid, 1983)
  • Visions of Excess (Celluloid, 1985)
  • Blast of Silence (Celluloid, 1986)
  • A Dead Horse (Celluloid, 1989)
  • Drunk with Passion (Venture, 1991)
  • This Is How It Feels (Restless, 1993)
  • Pure (Restless, 1994)
  • Dead Inside (Restless, 1996)

With Herbie Hancock

  • Hardrock (CBS, 1984)
  • Sound-System (Columbia, 1984)
  • Perfect Machine (Columbia, 1988)

With Bill Laswell

  • Hear No Evil (Virgin, 1988)
  • Sacred System: Chapter Two (ROIR, 1997)
  • Jazzonia (Douglas Music, 1998)
  • Permutation (Ion, 1998)
  • Broken Vessels (Koch, 1999)
  • Dub Chamber 3 (ROIR, 2000)
  • Filmtracks 2000 (Tzadik, 2001)
  • Bill Laswell & Material (Golden Stars, 2005)

With Material

  • I'm the One (Elektra/Celluloid, 1982)
  • One Down (Elektra/Celluloid, 1982)
  • Seven Souls (Virgin, 1989)
  • The Third Power (Axiom, 1991)
  • Live in Japan (Jimco, 1993)
  • Hallucination Engine (Axiom, 1994)
  • The Road to the Western Lands (Mercury, 1998)

With Swans

  • The Burning World (UNI, 1989)
  • White Light from the Mouth of Infinity (Young God, 1991)
  • The Great Annihilator (Young God, 1994)
  • Forever Burned (Young God, 2003)


With others

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