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Jon Hassell: In Search of Future Music

Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, 2 December 1982

JON HASSELL creates music that falls not so much between, but outside, traditional categories of classical, pop or jazz. Yet, the 45-year-old trumpeter, synthesizer player and composer has links to all of them; he calls his work Fourth World music, a combination of world ethnic styles (such as Indian rhythms and ragas), advanced electronic techniques, jazz-like improvisation and classical structure.

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