November 26, 2019
Jazz meets ambient and digitally processed trumpets.
Read more: An introduction to Jon Hassell in 10 records
A pioneer of so-called Fourth World music, which mixes mixed jazz, ambient and minimalist styles with traditional instruments and harmonies from across Africa and Asia, Hassell first collaborated with Burkina Faso group Farafina in 1987.
Co-produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, Flash of the Spirit mixes Farafina’s percussion sounds and vocals with Hassell’s digitally processed trumpet and keyboard sounds.
Head here for more info in advance of its 7th of February release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. Flash Of The Spirit [Laughter]
2. Night Moves [Fear]
3. Air Afrique [Wind]
4. Out Pours (Kongo) Blue [Prayer]
5. Kaboo [Play]
6. (Like) Warriors Everywhere [Courage]
7. Dreamworld [Dance]
8. Tales Of The Near Future [Clairvoyance]
9. A Vampire Dances [Symmetry]
10. Masque [Strength]
Photo by: Roman Koval.