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Jon Hassell

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: March 22, 1937    

Jon Hassell

Composer/trumpeter Jon Hassell is the visionary creator of a style of music he describes as Fourth World, a mysterious, unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western. In the last two decades, his connoisseur recordings, built around a completely unique “vocal” trumpet style (developed in studies with Indian vocal master, Pandit Pran Nath) have inspired a generation of collaborators like Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Kronos Quartet and Ry Cooder. His trumpet performances show up on records of world stars like Bjork, Baaba Maal, and Ibrahim Ferrer...
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”Almost all of the musicians I meet at the moment seem to regard Jon Hassell as one of the God-like geniuses of contemporary music.” —David Toop, The Wire

“Work of quite extraordinary beauty... This pan-cultural music swirls and rises like smoke... Hassell blends his experiences in such a way that the components—African drumming, Indian microtonality, Balinese tranquility-make a new palette while forfeiting none of the individual colors.” —LONDON TIMES

“Extraordinary, otherworldly music...” —ROLLING STONE

  • Jon Hassell: City: Works of Fiction (Expanded Edition)

    All Saints Records
    2014
  • Jon Hassell: Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street

    ECM Records
    2009
  • Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street

    ECM Records
    2009
  • Maarifa Street - Magic Realism 2

    Shanachie
    2005
  • Fascinoma

    Shanachie
    2002
  • Access Codes For A Culture Of Decorative Eroticism

    Shanachie
    1994
  • Dressing For Pleasure

    Shanachie
    1994
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