Jon Hassell - Aka Dabari Java

Jon Hassell (b. 1937) "is the visionary creator of a style of music he describes as Fourth World, a mysterious, unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western.

After composition studies and university degrees in the USA, he went to Europe to study electronic and serial music with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Several years later, he returned to New York where his first recordings were made with minimalist masters LaMonte Young and Terry Riley, through whom he met the Hindustani raga master, Pandit Pran Nath, and embarked on a lifelong quest to transmute his teacher's Kirana vocal mastery into a new trumpet sound and style." (source)

Aka Dabari Java (1983) is the only major Hassell album out of print, available from the Amazon marketplace for $100.

Aka Dabari Java


At 6:12 AM, Blogger Loopy C said...

Wow, have been searching a long time for a reasonably priced copy of this, thanks so much!

One of the few of his I was missing (could kick myself for not picking it up when I could. $100!!! That's a bit over the line I think ( at least at my more 'enlightened age...and budget ;-)

At 11:23 PM, Anonymous liam said...

thanks so much for this amazing blog... a lot of music i've wanted to hear for a while, including this hassell album.

one album that might be worth finding and posting would be gavin bryars' original sinking of the titanic. there is a version out (which i own), but apparently it's vastly inferrior to the original one released on brian eno's label. i've also always been interested in hearing some rhys chatham, but a lot of his stuff is out of print, and the box set that was released a few years back is too expensive for me...

thanks again-

At 8:16 PM, Blogger cassa said...

A request PLEASE
Can you repost this a .rar file?
For some reason .zip files are blocked on my server..
I need this recording badly
Hopefully you can help?

At 8:30 AM, Blogger knowby said...


as you wish:

At 8:12 PM, Blogger cassa said...

A BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!


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