Hassell, Jon

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Jazz New - CD CS 70 CD Water Lily
One Of The Best Recordings Ever Made! Features Ry Cooder, Jacky Terrasson & Ronu Majumdar.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - Power Spot Power Spot
Jazz New - LP 1327 ECM
Sealed 1986 German Original Featuring Brian Eno And Others. Saw Cut. "Power Spot Opens With The Surging, Polyrhythmic Title Track Featuring Hassell's Sinuous Trumpet Lines And Dense Electronic Percussion From One Of The Album's Most Significant Collaborators, J.A. Deane. Ambient Keyboard Textures Drone In The Background And, Together With The Percussion, Form A Mesmerizing Tapestry Over Which Hassell's Trumpet Glides And Soars. Images Of The African Continent Emerge From The Cyclic Rhythms And Harmonic Stasis; A Meditative Calm Hovers Behind The Swirling Surfaces. The Opening Title Track Clearly Sets The Stage For What Is To Follow. During The Murky, Down-Tempo "Passage D.E.," Hassell Conjures Stillness From His Horn, Breathy Clouds Laced With Echo. In "Solaire," The Trumpet Weaves Through Watery, Transparent Textures And Pulsing Percussion. "Wing Melodies" Recalls The Surging Motion And Dense Fabric Of The Title Track. Multiple Keyboard Parts Interlock With Aggressive Percussion While Brian Eno's Stuttering Bassline Remains Fixed. Hassell's Exuberant Trumpet Solo Is Possibly His Finest On The Album. The Shimmering Flutes Of Miguel Frasconi Are A Welcomed Addition To The Gently Concluding "Air." Throughout Power Spot, Hassell's Distinctive "Raga" Trumpet Sound Is Breathy And Vocal. He Accomplished This By Singing Into The Trumpet Rather Than The Traditional Method Of Blowing Into It. Furthermore, Hassell Often Harmonized His Principal Trumpet Line In Real Time, Creating Chords From Just One Note. At The Time, He Accomplished This Real-Time Harmonization By Using "Tuned" Tape Loops To Create Parallel Harmonies In Fourths And Major Chords. Released In 1986, Power Spot Marks Hassell's Only Release On Manfred Eicher's ECM Label. Recorded In Hamilton, Ontario, In 1983-1984, The Co-Production And Engineering Team Of Eno And Daniel Lanois Faithfully Captured Hassell's Musical Vision While Remaining Unobtrusive." AMG.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - Surgeon Of The Night Sky Restores Dead Things... Surgeon Of The Night Sky Restores Dead Things...
Jazz Used - LP 46880 Intuition
1987 Original Pressed On Quiex Virgin Vinyl. LP Looks Unplayed. Tiny Saw Cut.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - Vernal Equinox Vernal Equinox
Jazz Used - LP LML 1021 Lovely Music
1975 Original Featuring Nana Vasconceos, Miguel Frasconi And Others. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Beautifully Recorded With An Expansive Soundstage.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - City: Works Of Fiction City: Works Of Fiction
Pop Used - LP 26153 Warner
Hard To Find 1990 Original. Glossy, Unplayed Condition. Gold Promo Stamp On Cover. Several Tracks On Jon Hassell's City: Works Of Fiction Feature Dense Electronic Textures That Are More Fragmentary And Aggressive Than His Prior Work. However, The Many Polyrhythmic Grooves On City Are Clearly Reminiscent Of Power Spot And Point To The Upcoming Hip-Hop Of Dressing For Pleasure. Throughout City, Hassell's Unique Brand Of Exoticism Prevails As He Weaves His Processed Raga Trumpet Amidst A Dazzling Array Of Digital Samples And Electronic Percussion, Electric Bass And Guitar, And Masai Voices From Kenya. "Voiceprint" Is Densely Packed With Fragments Of Electronic Percussion And Samples; A Popping Bass Searches For Grooves That Suddenly Coalesce And Then Quickly Disintegrate. Several Fragmentary Trumpet Themes Drift Past While Manipulated Voices Punctuate The Kaleidoscopic Textures. As With "In The City Of Red Dust" And "Warriors," Disorientation Prevails Over Hassell's Usual Languid Cool. Hassell's Echo-Laden And Harmonized Trumpet Themes Lead "Pagan," Which Also Features Groove-Oriented Bass And Percussion While Disembodied Samples Chatter In The Background. In Particular, These Tracks Reflect Hassell's Increasing Interest In Sampling Technology As Heard In Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" And Hank Shocklee's Productions With Public Enemy. In The Hands Of Lesser Artists, These Seemingly Disparate Worlds Would Collide. On City, Hassell Transforms His Unique Imaginary Music Into Aural Realism.” Mark Kirschenmann, AMG.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - Earthquake Island Earthquake Island
Jazz Used - LP TOM 7019 Tomato
1978 Gatefold Original, Clean COH. Features Dom Um Romao, Miroslav Vitous, Nana Vasconcelos, Badal Roy Plus Vocals From Clarice Taylor On Three Tunes. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - Aka / Darbari / Jawa - Magic Realism Aka / Darbari / Jawa - Magic Realism
Jazz New - LP EGED 31 Editions EG
Sealed 1983 Original. “The Beautiful Cover Painting By Mati Klarwein Serves As An Appropriate Visual Analogy For The Music Contained Herein: An Abutting Of Two Worlds, An Insinuating Blend Of Early-'80s High Tech With Ancient Southeast Asia. Over Varying, Non-Specific Rhythms Supplied By Abdou Mboup, Jon Hassell Weaves A Music Both Evocative And Plaintive, His Modified Trumpet Sighing Like An Old Javanese Horn Pulled Into The Digital Age On Its Way To What He Calls A "Coffee-Colored" Future Where All Ethnic Traditions Become One. The Astonishingly Vocal Sound He Gets From That Treated Trumpet Is Certainly One Of The Signatures Of This Album And One Of The More Lovely Sounds Heard Anywhere. His Compositions Have A Bit Too Much Direction And Drive To Comfortably Settle Into The Term Ambient, But They Remain As Relaxed And Gently Meandering As A Jungle Stream. One Especially Nice Feature Is The Subtle Electronic Burblings That Whisper In The Background, Creating An Enticingly Busy Sense Of Space. Aka/Darbari/Java Is An Early High-Water Mark At The Juncture Between World And Ambient Musics.” Brian Olewnick, All Music Guide.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - Aka / Darbari / Jawa - Magic Realism Aka / Darbari / Jawa - Magic Realism
Jazz Used - LP EGED 31 Editions EG
1983 Original. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. “The Beautiful Cover Painting By Mati Klarwein Serves As An Appropriate Visual Analogy For The Music Contained Herein: An Abutting Of Two Worlds, An Insinuating Blend Of Early-'80s High Tech With Ancient Southeast Asia. Over Varying, Non-Specific Rhythms Supplied By Abdou Mboup, Jon Hassell Weaves A Music Both Evocative And Plaintive, His Modified Trumpet Sighing Like An Old Javanese Horn Pulled Into The Digital Age On Its Way To What He Calls A "Coffee-Colored" Future Where All Ethnic Traditions Become One. The Astonishingly Vocal Sound He Gets From That Treated Trumpet Is Certainly One Of The Signatures Of This Album And One Of The More Lovely Sounds Heard Anywhere. His Compositions Have A Bit Too Much Direction And Drive To Comfortably Settle Into The Term Ambient, But They Remain As Relaxed And Gently Meandering As A Jungle Stream. One Especially Nice Feature Is The Subtle Electronic Burblings That Whisper In The Background, Creating An Enticingly Busy Sense Of Space. Aka/Darbari/Java Is An Early High-Water Mark At The Juncture Between World And Ambient Musics.” Brian Olewnick, All Music Guide.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - Earthquake Island Earthquake Island
Jazz Used - LP 2696121 Tomato
1978 Gatefold Original. Features Dom Um Romao, Miroslav Vitous, Nana Vasconcelos, Badal Roy Plus Vocals From Clarice Taylor On Three Tunes. Appears New, Unplayed.... more details
 
Hassell, Jon - Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street
Jazz New - LP ECM 2077 ECM
Sealed, Out Of Print, Limited Edition 2009 German 2LP 180gm, 3 Sided Original Housed In A Gatefold Jacket. Hype Sticker On Shrink. Hassell Describes The Album As "A Continuous Piece, Almost Symphonic, With A Cinematic Construction" And Drifting "Clouds Made Out Of Many Motifs." 4 1/2 Stars On AMG.... more details
 

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