​solo works

​earthquake island

​Cover painting:

"Flight from Egypt"
by Abdul Mati Klarwein

Cover painting:

Abdul Mati Klarwein

​Tomato 269612 / B00008L3H6

1978 • 39:30

Tomato 269612 / B00008L3H6

1978 • 39:30


1  Voodoo Wind 9:29

2  Cobra Moon 4:49

3  Sundown Dance 4:43

4  Earthquake Island I, II, III 10:07

5  Tribal Secret 3:44

6  Baliá 4:32

7  Adiòs, Saturn 1:52​

1  Voodoo Wind 9:29

2  Cobra Moon 4:49

3  Sundown Dance 4:43

4  Earthquake Island I, II, III 10:07

5  Tribal Secret 3:44

6  Baliá 4:32

7  Adiòs, Saturn 1:52

​Jon Hassell—trumpet, Arpstrings, Arp, Polymoog

Nana Vasconçelos—drums, tabla, percussion, voice, cuica, congas, berimbau, handclaps

Miroslav Vitous—bass

Claudio Faereira—guitars, bass, handclaps

Ricardo Silveira—guitar

Badal Roy—tabla

Dom Um Romao—percussion

Clarice Taylor—vocals

Erasto Vasconçelos, Haroldo Mauro Jr —handclaps

Jon Hassell—trumpet, Arpstrings,

Arp, Polymoog

Nana Vasconçelos—drums, tabla, percussion, voice, cuica, congas, berimbau, handclaps

Miroslav Vitous—bass

Claudio Faereira—guitars, bass, handclaps

Ricardo Silveira—guitar

Badal Roy—tabla

Dom Um Romao—percussion

Clarice Taylor—vocals

Erasto Vasconçelos, Haroldo Mauro Jr

—handclaps

All titles by Jon Hassell
Produced by Jon Hassell

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

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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."