Jon Hassell ‎– Earthquake Island

Red Light Records

Jon Hassell

Earthquake Island LP

Tomato ‎/ Ariola - Dutch Press, 1978

Regular price €40.00

VG+/VG+ record has a few light hairlines to both sides, plays with some faint background crackle briefly during the quiet intros at the start of each side but the rest of the album plays great.  gatefold sleeve has some minor ring, edge and corner wear plus a small price tag tear to top left corner of sleeve

The second album from 4th world music pioneer Jon Hassell, undoubtedly his most 'jazz fusion' of works and possibly his only release recorded with a full band behind him which here included Weather Report's Miroslav Vitous, percussion maestros Dom Um Romao, Nana Vasconcelos, Badal Roy and vocalist Clarice Taylor ( who sang lead vocals on James Mason's Rhythm Of Life LP! ). Beautiful record from start to finish which kicks off nicely with the tripped out fusion-disco atmospherics of Voodoo Wind..