Monday, February 2, 2009

FIRST TOUR IN 20 YEARS!


John Hassell is touring for the first time in 20 years. His new CD "Last Night the Moon Came Dropping It's Clothes In The Street" which streets on Feb 10, 2009 is getting rave reviews from the press.
"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
Hassell 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). John has a wide audience encompassing lovers of electronic, jazz, and world music.

Tour dates
February 5 Columbus, OH (Wexner Center)
February 6 Knoxville, TN (Bijou Theater)
February 8 Philadelphia, PA (Word Café Live)
February 10 New York, NY (Zankel Hall)
February 12 Minneapolis, MN (Walker Art Center)
February 13 Los Angeles, LA (Royce Hall)


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