​words

​kudos from
​artists ​& musicians


​MILTON NASCIMENTO

MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​BONO

BONO
VANITY FAIR

​RY COODER

RY COODER
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​BAABA MAAL

BAABA MAAL
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​PHILIP GLASS

PHILIP GLASS
THE WIRE

​BRIAN ENO

BRIAN ENO
INTERVIEW

​ISSEY MIYAKE

ISSEY MIYAKE
LONDON TIMES

​WIM WENDERS

WIM WENDERS
ROLLING STONE

​PETE TOWNSEND

PETE TOWNSEND
MELODY MAKER

​CHRIS MARKER

CHRIS MARKER
L. A. WEEKLY MUSIC AWARDS 2005

​CHARLIE WATTS

CHARLIE WATTS
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​PAT METHENY

PAT METHENY
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​BJ​ÖRK

BJ…RK
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​PETER GABRIEL on The Last Temptation of Christ

PETER GABRIEL on The Last Temptation of Christ
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​TERRY RILEY

TERRY RILEY
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​ANI DI FRANCO

ANI DI FRANCO
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​ROBERT FARRIS THOMPSON

ROBERT FARRIS THOMPSON
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​DAVID TOOP

DAVID TOOP
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​VAN DYKE PARKS

VAN DYKE PARKS
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

​JACK NITZSCHE

JACK NITZSCHE
MILTON NASCIMENTO
NEW YORK TIMES

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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."