02022-03-17 | Daily Music Tip | 2 comments

Blue Period is a dreamy piece by Jon Hassell. Soft trumpet is my favorite kind of trumpet and no one can play softer than Jon Hassell. Hassell was still releasing amazing work in his early 80s. That’s inspiring. This particular piece is from the 2009 album with the title: “Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street”.

How is this for a CV? From Wikipedia

Born in Tennessee, Hassell studied contemporary classical music in New York and later in Germany under composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. He subsequently worked with minimalist composers Terry Riley (on a 1968 recording of In C) and La Monte Young (as part of his Theatre of Eternal Music group), and studied under Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath. His association with Brian Eno in the early 1980s would introduce Hassell to a larger audience. He subsequently worked with musical artists such as Talking Heads, David Sylvian, Farafina, Peter Gabriel, Tears for Fears, Ani DiFranco, Techno Animal, Ry Cooder…


  1. JaneParhamKatz

    Score for my daydreams.

  2. Boris

    “Aurora” and “Clairvoyance” from this album are also nice. Just figuring out whether the latter makes it on my haiku song list.


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