​solo works

​flash of the spirit

​Cover art
by Dennis Keeley, photographed
by Debra du Poalo

Design
by Ph.D

Cover art by

Dennis Keeley, photographed by

Debra du Poalo

Design by Ph.D


atmospherics

19​88

J​on Hassell/Farafina

Capitol/Intuition CDP 7 91186 2
EMI-Intuition IC 066 7 91186-1

1988 • 51:47

on Hassell/Farafina

Capitol/Intuition CDP 7 91186 2

EMI-Intuition IC 066 7 91186-1

1988 • 51:47


Flash of the Spirit 5:45

2  Night Moves (Fear) 2:23

3  Air Afrique (Wind) 3:58

4  Out Pours (Kongo) Blue (Prayer) 7:13

5  Kaboo (Play) 2:54

6  (Lide) Warriors Everywhere (Courage) 4:42

7  Dreamworld (Dance) 4:52

8  Tales of the Near Future (Clairvoyance) 4:18

9  Vampire Dances (Symmetry) 4:00

10  Masque (Strength) 11:42​

1  Flash of the Spirit 5:45

2  Night Moves (Fear) 2:23

3  Air Afrique (Wind) 3:58

4  Out Pours (Kongo) Blue (Prayer) 7:13

5  Kaboo (Play) 2:54

6  (Lide) Warriors Everywhere (Courage) 4:42

7  Dreamworld (Dance) 4:52

8  Tales of the Near Future (Clairvoyance) 4:18

9  Vampire Dances (Symmetry) 4:00

10  Masque (Strength) 11:42

​Jon Hassell—trumpet, keyboards

Soungalo Coulibaly—flute, percussion

Baba Diarra—percussion, balafon

Tiawara Keira—drums

Mahama Konaté—balafon

Tiawara Nei-ta—drums

Ben Palm—drums

Seydou Quattara—drums

Souleyname Sanou—percussion

Paco Ye—drums, djembe

Mahama Konté—balafon

Dan Schwartz—bass

Jon Hassell—trumpet, keyboards

Soungalo Coulibaly—flute, percussion

Baba Diarra—percussion, balafon

Tiawara Keira—drums

Mahama Konaté—balafon

Tiawara Nei-ta—drums

Ben Palm—drums

Seydou Quattara—drums

Souleyname Sanou—percussion

Paco Ye—drums, djembe

Mahama Konté—balafon

Dan Schwartz—bass

​Produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Jon Hassell

Produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois

and 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.
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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."