Jon Hassell

Vernal Equinox

£13.99
  • Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox
20th March 2020 / CD & LP / Ndeya label

Jon Hassell

Vernal Equinox

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Fully remastered from the original tapes and available on vinyl for the first time in 42 years, and CD for the first time in 30 years. Sleevenotes by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno. Back in record shops on the day of the 2020 vernal equinox, the second release on Hassell’s own Ndeya label.

Hailed as one of the 50 best ambient albums of all time by Pitchfork, Vernal Equinox was the first commercially released work by Jon Hassell, originally put out by Lovely Music in 1977. It is also the debut of a pioneering new form of music that would become known as “fourth world”: a subtle blend of field recordings, electric jazz, ambience and global music influences. Hassell’s trademark FX-soaked trumpet is carefully embellished by a studio ensemble including the master Brazilian percussionist Naná Vasconcelos and David Rosenboom on synth. The result is a quiet, meditative and highly original work of outstanding beauty.

Side One
Toucan Ocean
Viva Shona
Hex
Blues Nile

Side Two
Vernal Equinox
Caracas Night September 11, 1975

Format /CD & LP
Released /20th March 2020
Catalogue / NDEYA2CD
Barcode / 5060384617558
Artist / Jon Hassell
Label /Ndeya label
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