Contemporary album of the month – Jon Hassell: Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume I)

Published: 25/05/2018
Contemporary album of the month – Jon Hassell: Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume I)
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Hassell’s ‘fourth world’ fusion of hi-tech minimalism with world rhythms proves the 81-year-old is still experimental after all these years In the late 70s, long before terms such as “world music” or “cultural appropriation” were in common usage, the trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell devised the term “Fourth World” to describe his music. It explored what he called “primitive futurism”, where shan

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