Jon Hassell's Sound World

Trumpeter, composer and electronic pioneer Jon Hassell joins New Sounds to present his newest works from his latest release. Trumpeter, composer and electronic pioneer Jon Hassell helped shape the nascent "world music" movement in the late 70s. For this New Sounds, he joins us to present his newest works from his latest release (the first for ECM in over 20 years), "Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street." Otherworldly, melodic and sensual, Hassell's effort is a blend of African violin - suggesting the Middle East, Norwegian guitar playing and live sampling, understated pulses of percussion, improvised music and electronics, which result in some astounding real-time soundscapes.

PROGRAM # 2898, With Jon Hassell (First aired on February 9, 2009)

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Jon Hassell

Fourth World Vol. 1 : Possible Musics

Delta Rain Dream [3:30]

Editions EG 7
Available at Amazon.com*

Jon Hassell

Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street

Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street [11:00]

ECM 2077
www.ecmrecords.com

Jon Hassell

Maarifa Street

Maarifa Street, excerpt [7:00]

Label Bleu / Nyen LBLC 6674
www.label-bleu.com
OR Download from Emusic.com

Jon Hassell

Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street

Abu Gil [13:00]
Light On Water [8:00]

See above.

Jon Hassell

Maarifa Street

Dardari Bridge excerpt [2:00]

See above.