discography

solo works


Listening to Pictures
Pentimento volume one

2018
Ndeya



City Works of Fiction
Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street

2009

ECM

​City: Works of Fiction
​Expanded Edition

20​14
​All Saints


​Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street
Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street

2009

ECM

Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street

2009
ECM

Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street

2009

ECM

Maarifa Street / Magic Realism 2

2005
Nyen

Maarifa Street / Magic Realism 2

2005

Nyen

Fascinoma

​Fascinoma

1999
Water Lily

Fascinoma

1999

Water Lily

​The Vertical Collection

1997
Earshot

The Vertical Collection

1997

Earshot

Sulla Strada

​Sulla Strada

1995
Materiali Sonori

Sulla Strada

1995

Materiali Sonori

Personals

​Personals

1994
Warner Bros single

Personals

1994

Warner Bros single

Dressing for Pleasure

​Dressing For Pleasure

1994
Warner Bros

Dressing For Pleasure

1994

Warner Bros

Voiceprint

​Voiceprint

1990
All Saints single

Voiceprint

1990

All Saints single

City: Works of Fiction

​City: Works Of Fiction

1990
All Saints

City: Works Of Fiction

1990

All Saints

Flash of the Spirit

​Flash Of The Spirit

1988
Intuition

Flash Of The Spirit

1988

Intuition

​The Surgeon Of The Nightsky Restores Dead Things By The Power Of Sound

​The Surgeon Of The Nightsky Restores Dead Things By The Power Of Sound

1987
Intuition

The Surgeon Of The Nightsky Restores
Dead Things By The Power Of Sound

1987

Intuition

​Power Spot

​Power Spot

1986
ECM

Power Spot

1986

ECM

Aka Darbari Java

​Aka-Darbari-Java / Magic Realism

1983
Editions EG

Aka-Darbari-Java / Magic Realism

1983

Editions EG

Dream Theory in Malaya

​Fourth World vol. 2: Dream Theory In Malaya

1981
Editions EG

Fourth World vol. 2: Dream Theory In Malaya

1981

Editions EG

Possible Musics

​Fourth World vol. 1: Possible Musics

1980
Editions EG

Fourth World vol. 1: Possible Musics

1980

Editions EG

Earthquake Island

​Earthquake Island

1978
Tomato

Earthquake Island

1978

Tomato

Vernal Equinox

​Vernal Equinox

1977
Lovely Music

Vernal Equinox

1977

Lovely Music

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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."

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."