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Jon Hassell

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Timeless’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Paris II’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Brussels’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Hamburg’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Paris I’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Maarifa Street’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Slipstream’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Timeless’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘New Gods’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Paris II’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Amsterdam Blue’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Paris II’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Dream Theory’

  Jon Hassell: “Dream Theory in Malaya is titled after a paper by a visionary anthropologist, Kilton Stewart, who in 1935 visited a remarkable highland tribe of Malayan aborigines, the Senoi, whose happiness and well-being were linked to their morning custom of family dream-telling—where a child’s fearful dream of falling was praised as a gift to learn to fly the next night and where a dream-song or dance was taught

At 81, Jon Hassell is still a pioneer expanding the frontiers of music

  John Lewis writes: In the late 70s, long before terms such as “world music” or “cultural appropriation” were in common usage, the trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell devised the term “Fourth World” to describe his music. It explored what he called “primitive futurism”, where shantytown squalor coexisted with hi-tech western studio technology, fusing Hassell’s early minimalist work with Terry Riley and La Monte Young with his studies of Indian,

Music: Ronu Majumdar, Ry Cooder, Jon Hassell — ‘A Day For Trade Winds’

 

Music: Jon Hassell — ‘Last Night The Moon Came’