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Vernal Equinox

Label: Ndeya
Released: 2020
Track listing: Toucan Ocean; Viva Shona; Hex; Blues Nile; Vernal Equinox; Caracas Night September 11, 1975.

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Seeing Through Sound: Pentimento Volume Two

Label: Ndeya
Released: 2020
Track listing: Fearless; Moons Of Titan; Unknown Wish: Delicado; Reykjavik; Cool Down Coda; Lunar; Timeless.

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Article: Jazz Journal

Fall 2020

Read "Fall 2020" reviewed by Doug Collette


Jazz Journal is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent releases of note, spotlighting titles that might otherwise go unnoticed or that deserve special attention. The Claire Daly Band RAH! RAH! Ride Symbol 2020 To credibly conceive and execute homage to the late Rahsaan Roland Kirk ...

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Article: Album Review

Jon Hassell: Seeing Through Sound: Pentimento Volume Two

Read "Seeing Through Sound: Pentimento Volume Two" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Visionary trumpeter-composer Jon Hassell presents another gift from his late career. The third release on his own Ndeya label, it follows the re-release of his debut album Vernal Equinox (Ndeya, 2020) and is a sequel to Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (Ndeya, 2018). The structure is a bit different, still eight tracks, but organized as ...

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Article: Album Review

Jon Hassell: Seeing Through Sound: Pentimento Volume Two

Read "Seeing Through Sound: Pentimento Volume Two" reviewed by Chris May


By the time even the most radical musicians reach their ninth decade, few are any longer making cutting-edge work. But trumpeter, electronicist and composer Jon Hassell, a collaborator with Terry Riley and La Monte Young in the 1960s and the creator of Fourth World music in the 1970s, remains as venturesome as ever. ...

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Article: Reassessing

Vernal Equinox

Read "Vernal Equinox" reviewed by Doug Collette


In making Vernal Equinox available on vinyl for the first time in forty-two years and on CD for the first time in three decades, Jon Hassell's 1977 album has been fully remastered for its updated release on the artist's own Ndeya label. This first commercially released work by Hassell was, by many accounts, an early glimpse ...

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Article: Album Review

Jon Hassell: Vernal Equinox

Read "Vernal Equinox" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Visionary trumpeter-composer Jon Hassell is one of the architects of what has come to be called World Music: his own preferred term is Fourth World, which he described as “a unified primitive/futuristic sound combining features of world ethnic styles with advanced electronic techniques." Vernal Equinox was his first commercial album release, originally on Lovely Music in ...

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Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume one)

Label: Ndeya
Released: 2018
Track listing: Dreaming; Picnic; Slipstream; Al Kongo Udu; Pastorale Vassant; Manga Scene; Her First Rain; Ndeya.

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Article: Album Review

Jon Hassell: Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume one)

Read "Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume one)" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


At age 81 legendary American trumpeter/composer/conceptualist Jon Hassell could reasonably be kicking back in retirement, relaxing and resting on his considerable laurels. His Fourth World concept, combining world ethnic music with modern electronics, has been hugely influential; it is hard to imagine the sound of Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen without it, not to mention a lot ...

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Jon Hassell: Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume one)

Read "Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume one)" reviewed by Chris May


By the time even the most revolutionary musicians reach their ninth decade, few are any longer making profoundly adventurous work. Typically, conservatism has kicked in or, if not that, a younger generation has come along and moved the goal posts. But on Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One), Jon Hassell, the creator of fourth-world music in ...


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