​solo works

​maarifa street | magic realism

​Cover design by
John Coulthart

Inset painting by
Mati Klarwein

Cover design by

John Coulthart

Inset painting by

Mati Klarwein

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Jon Hassell - Maarifa Street

​Label Bleu / Nyen LBLC 6674
2005 • 61:41

Label Bleu / Nyen LBLC 6674

2005 • 61:41

Divine S.O.S. (Hassell/Freeman) 7:14

Maarifa Street (Hassell) 7:08

Warm Shift (Hassell) 4:22

Open Secret (Paris) (Hassell) 11:47

New Gods (Hassell) 7:55

Darbari Bridge (Hassell) 11:33

7  Open Secret (Milano) (Hassell) 11:42


​Jon Hassell—trumpet, keyboards

Peter Freeman—bass, programming, percussion

Rick Cox—guitar

John Beasley—keyboards

Dhafer Youssef—voice, oud

Paolo Fresu—trumpet and effects

Abdou Mboup—original source drum performance on 'Darbari Bridge'

Jon Hassell—trumpet, keyboards

Peter Freeman—bass, programming, percussion

Rick Cox—guitar

John Beasley—keyboards

Dhafer Youssef—voice, oud

Paolo Fresu—trumpet and effects

Abdou Mboup—original source drum performance on 'Darbari Bridge'

​Produced by Jon Hassell

Co-produced by Peter Freeman

Produced by Jon Hassell

Co-produced by Peter Freeman
Lovely Music 1021

1977 • 51:19

 

1  Toucan Ocean 3:50

2  Viva Shona 7:03

3  Hex 6:23

4  Blues Nile 9:54

5  Vernal Equinox 21:58

6  Caracas Night, September 11, 1975 2:11

 

Jon Hassell—trumpet, Fender Rhodes (specially tuned and altered by Buchla and Arp Synthesizers)

Nana Vasconçelos—congas, shakers, ocean, talking drum, bells, tropical birds

David Rosenboom—mbira, rattles, tabla, dumbek

Miguel Frasconi—claves, bells

Nicolas Kilbourn—talking drum, mbira

William Winant—kanjira, rattles

Drone—Serge Synthesizer, Motorola Scalatron

Night Creatures of Altamira

Perrasita—distant barking

 

All titles by Jon Hassell

Produced by Jon Hassell

All text, images and sound not otherwise attributed are protected by copyright © 2017 Nyen Music.
All paintings by Mati Klarwein © 2017 Klarwein-Archives. Used by permission of the Klarwein family.

A childhood in Memphis, a classical conservatory education, composition and electronic music study with Stockhausen in Cologne; a passage through the New York minimalist sphere with Terry Riley, Reich, Glass; having a window opened onto the world's music and a new approach to the trumpet via vocal master Pandit Pran Nath; a questioning and deconstruction of the European dichotomy between classical and popular, sacred and sensual; a pioneer of digital transformation and sampling—all of this led to Fourth World—the unique blend which Jon has described as "worldly music" to underline a more subtle equation at work and discourage the simplistic labeling of "world," "jazz," "classical," "minimal," or "ambient."