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Jon Hassell

Born: March 22, 1937    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

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, Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (ECM, 2009)
Punkt/Sidsel Endresen/Jon Hassell, Live Remixes Vol. 1 (Jazzland, 2008)
Jon Hassell, Maarifa Street: Magic Realism 2 (Nyen, 2005)
Jon Hassell, Fascinoma (Water Lily Acoustics, 1999)
Jon Hassell, Sulla Strada (Materiali Sonori, 1995)
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen, Dressing for Pleasure (Warner Bros., 1994)
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen, Personals (Warner Bros., 1994)
Jon Hassell, "Voiceprint (Blind from the Facts)" (Warner Bros., 1993)
Jon Hassell, The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things By the Power of Sound (Intuition, 1992)
Jon Hassell, City: Works of Fiction (Warner Bros., 1990)
Jon Hassell/Farafina, Flash of the Spirit Jon Hassell, Power Spot (ECM, 1986)
Jon Hassell, Aka Darbari Java: Magic Realism (Editions EG, 1983)
Jon Hassell, Fourth World Volume Two: Dream Theory in Malaysia (Editions EG, 1981)
Jon Hassell/Brian Eno, Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics (Editions EG, 1980)
Jon Hassell, Earthquake Island (Tomato, 1979)
Jon Hassell, Vernal Equinox (Lovely Music, 1978)

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