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Praxis is the name of an ever-changing Bill Laswell musical project. Praxis combines elements of different musical genres such as funk, jazz, hip-hop and heavy metal into highly improvised music. First appearing in 1992 with the critically acclaimed Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis), Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell and Brain have defined the direction of the band over the last 15 years.



The following musicians have contributed to the various Praxis experiments:

Musical styles

Between the influence of Laswell and Buckethead, Praxis's musical experimentation in both studio, street and live settings have combined elements of mid-70’s Funkadelic & Miles Davis, hip-hop’s more avant-guarde leanings, and Last Exit's ferocious yet organic jazz/metal aesthetic. Many of these experiments defined (and in some sense, invented) diverse, eclectic, and freeform genres including avant-garde, heavy metal, funk and jazz-fusion.


Studio Albums

EPs and Compilations



Buckethead | Bill Laswell | Bernie Worrell | Bryan "Brain" Mantia

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Albums: Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) | Sacrifist | Metatron | Mold | Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness) Live Albums: Live in Poland | Transmutation Live | Warszawa | Zurich | Tennessee 2004

Ep: 1984 | A Taste of Mutation

Compilation Albums: Collection

Labels: Axiom | Subharmonic | Jazz a go-go | Douglas | Yikes | Innerhythmic Foundat | Nagual

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