American trumpet player and composer returns to ECM with a stand-out album. Jon will tour the US for the first time in more than 20 years in support of this release. Jon is known for his influence in contemporary music and his unusual electronic manipulation of the trumpet sound which has been lauded and imitated by many. He has collaborated with the likes of Brian Eno (who produced his first ECM record, the iconic Power Spot, Peter Gabriel (Scorsese Soundtrack Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ), he co-composed the electronic theme music for the television show The Practice, and still makes guest appearances on many albums (e.g. 2008 Ani DiFranco). The music and Jon s background will provide sizeable
opportunities to market the record to a wide audience encompassing lovers of electronic, jazz, and world music.
Almost all of the musicians I meet at the moment seem to regard Jon Hassell as one of the God-like geniuses of contemporary music. It s difficult to think what contemporary music would sound like without his influence --The Wire