​solo works

​fourth world, vol​. ​1
possible musics

​Cover design:

Cream

Cover design: Cream

​Editions EG EEGCD-7

1980 • 45:05

Editions EG EEGCD-7

1980 • 45:05


1  Chemistry (Hassell/Eno) 6:50

2  Delta Rain Dream (Hassell/Eno) 3:26

3  Griot (Over "Contagious Magic") (Hassell) 4:00

4  Ba-Benzélé (Hassell) 6:15

5  Rising Thermal 14° 16' N; 32° 28' E (Hassell/Eno) 3:05

6  Charm (Over "Burundi Cloud") (Hassell) 21:29​

1  Chemistry (Hassell/Eno) 6:50

2  Delta Rain Dream (Hassell/Eno) 3:26

3  Griot (Over "Contagious Magic") (Hassell) 4:00

4  Ba-Benzélé (Hassell) 6:15

5  Rising Thermal 14° 16' N; 32° 28' E
(Hassell/Eno) 3:05

6  Charm (Over "Burundi Cloud") (Hassell) 21:29

​Jon Hassell—trumpet, Prophet 5 touches, Arp loops, "Aular" loop

Brian Eno—background cloud guitars, Prophet 5 "Starlight" background, high altitude Prophet, rare MiniMoog & treatments

Percy Jones—bass

Nana Vasconçelos—ghatam, low congas, congas, loop drum

Ayib Dieng—ghatam, low congas, congas

Michael Brook—bass

Paul Fitzgerald—electronics

​Jerome Harris—bass

Gordon Philips, Andrew Tomar, 
Tina Pearson—handclaps

Night Creatures of Altamira

Jon Hassell—trumpet, Prophet 5 touches, Arp loops, "Aular" loop

Brian Eno—background cloud guitars, Prophet 5 "Starlight" background, high altitude Prophet, rare MiniMoog & treatments

Percy Jones—bass

Nana Vasconçelos—ghatam, low congas, congas, loop drum

Ayib Dieng—ghatam, low congas, congas

Michael Brook—bass

Paul Fitzgerald—electronics

Jerome Harris—bass

Gordon Philips, Andrew Tomar,

Tina Pearson—handclaps

Night Creatures of Altamira

​Produced by Brian Eno with Jon Hassell

Produced by Brian Eno with 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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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."