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🎺 Thank You, Jon Hassell! 🛕𓀃🛸
🎺 22 March 1937 - 26 June 2021 🎺
"Jon Hassell is one of the most influential composers of the last 50 years. His invention of what he called ‘4th World Music’ opened the way for a fresh look at, and deeper respect for, the music of other cultures around the world. His recordings have had a big impact on other musicians, and, through them, have changed musical tastes dramatically. His unique intellectual contribution is also noteworthy: he is a tireless and articulate theorist as well as a great musician." - Brian Eno
Peter Gabriel Passion
Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ V/A Real World 2015
The only song from the 1988 soundtrack that features Jon Hassell.
Set Break: Over “Datu Bintung at Jelong” loop
Pandit Pran Nath Raga Shudh Sarang
The Raga Cycle, Palace Theatre, Paris 1972 Sri Moonshine 2006
Pran Nath with LaMonte Young & Marian Zazeela.
(This 33 minute performance was regrettably edited due to time constraints.)
Set Break: Over “Empire I”
Jon Hassell Viva Shona
Vernal Equinox Ndeya 1978
Jon Hassell with David Rosenboom in 1977.
Jon Hassell Sundown Dance
Earthquake Island Ndeya 1978
Set Break: over “Tribal Secret”
Fourth World, a sound he once described as "the merging of the traditional and spiritual side from the Third World with the First World technology."
Jon Hassell Chemistry
Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics Editions EG 1980
Jon Hassell with Brian Eno
Jon Hassell Griot (over "Contagious Magic")
Fourth World Live - NYC Public Theatre 11/20/1981 1981
Jon Hassell Dream Theory
Fourth World Vol.2: Dream Theory in Malaya Editions EG 1981
Dream theory In Malaya is titled after a paper by 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.
Set Break: Over “Clairvoyance”
Jon Hassell Empire IV
Aka / Darbari / Java EG Records 1983
Jon Hassell Solaire
Power Spot ECM Records 1986
Jon Hassell Hamburg
The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound intuition 2005
Jon Hassell Northline
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.
I took it as a sign to start singing.
Falling up into the bowl of sky. - Jalaluddin Rumi (13th Century)
Jon Balke Zahori
Siwan ECM Records 2009
Jon Hassell featured on some of the tracks on this CD.
David Toop Slow Loris Versus Poison Snail
Pink Noir Quartz Publications 1996
Jon Hassell quotes writer David Toop in an interview excerpt that airs a bit later.
Set Break: Over “Empire V”
Jon Hassell Pygmy Dance
Ai Confini / Interzone V/A New Tone Records 1983
Jon Hassell New Gods
Maarifa Street Ndeya 2017
This artwork is best seen large scale. There's a lot of detail.
Jon Hassell A Vampire Dances (Symmetry)
Flash of the Spirit (with Farafina) Intuition 1989
Farafina is a group of 8 musicians/dancers from Burkina Faso.
Set Break: Over “ Empire II”
John Hassell mentions "Here Come The Judge" in this interview.
Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (April 18, 1904 – December 13, 1981) was an American entertainer accredited as the first proto-rapper. His debut album "Here Comes The Judge" from 1968 is considered one of the greatest inspirations of the hip-hop we know today.
Through the white lens of Rowan & Martin's "Laugh In" on NBC.
Jon Hassell Pagan
City: Works of Fiction All Saints Records 1990
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen Sex Goddess
Dressing for Pleasure Warner 1994
Jon Hassell & Pete Scaturro The Practice
Theme music for the TV Series, 1997-2004
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen Club Zombie
Dressing for Pleasure Warner 1994
The original song that was modified for "The Practice" theme.
Jon Hassell & Peter Freeman CitySpot
Bluescreen Project | The Vertical Collection Earshot 1997
Thank you, Peter Freeman (29 May 1965 -16 March 2021) bassist and producer.
Set Break: Over “These Times…”
Jon Hassell Passaggio a Nord-Ovest
Sulla Strada Materiali Sonori 1995
Set Break: Over “Mystery Gate Ring”
The next set features other artists with whom Jon Hassell collaborated.
David Sylvian Weathered Wall (instrumental version)
The Ink In The Well Virgin 1984
Hadouk Trio Parasol blanc 2
Utopies Naive 2007
Loy Ehrlich, Steve Shehan and Didier Malherbe.
Ry Cooder One Cat, One Vote, One Beer
My Name Is Buddy Nonesuch 2007
A timely reflection on voter suppression.
Stina Nordenstam I See You Again
And She Closed Her Eyes Rhino 1994
k.d. lang Hain't It Funny?
Drag Warner Records 1997
Frou Frou Old Piano
Frou Frou Universal 2001
Guy Sigsworth and Imogen Heap.
Duncan Sheik No Happy End
Legerdemain (Bonus Track Version) Sneaky Records 2015
Set Break: Over “Her First Rain”)
Jon Hassell Cool Down Coda
Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) Ndeya 2020