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Jon Hassell

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3.82 | 15 ratings | 1 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Power Spot 7:14
2 Passage D.E. 5:36
3 Solaire 6:55
4 Miracle Steps 4:30
5 Wing Melodies 7:39
6 The Elephant And The Orchid 11:10
7 Air 5:20

Line-up / Musicians

Bass [Electric] - Brian Eno (tracks: 3, 5)
Flute - Miguel Frasconi (tracks: 7)
Guitar, Electronics [Electronic Treatments] - Michael Brook (tracks: 1, 2, 6)
Keyboards [Electronic] - Richard Horowitz (tracks: 1, 2)
Keyboards [Electronic], Bass [Facsimile], Percussion, Strings - Jean-Philippe Rykiel
Percussion [Acoustic, Electronic], Flute [Alto] - J.A. Deane
Strings [Raad Electro-acoustic] - Paul Armin (tracks: 2, 4) , Richard Armin (tracks: 2, 4)
Trumpet, Composed By - Jon Hassell

Releases information

LP: ECM Records ECM 1327 (Germany),

CD: ECM Records ECM 1327 (re -released in 2008 as well), Polygram 829 466-2 (Germany)

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JON HASSELL Power Spot ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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4 stars I had forgotten just how good this album is. It might be my favorite of all of the Jon Hassell album I own (seven to be precise). The music, like most of Hassell's work, consists of Hassell's electronically treated trumpet soloing over lush tribal rhythms. And despite the guitarist and two keyboardists that appear on the album, you would never know they were there, they blend into the bass and powerful tuned drums, playing hypnotic beats. In fact, the only other instruments besides the trumpet that pushes out of the rhythm tracks are the flutes in the final piece, Air.

But it's Hassell's playing that takes center stage. And while the style is similar to his previous albums, his playing seems somewhat more animated, while still retaining the trancelike nature.

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