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Jon Hassell: Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street

Good news: Jon Hassell has found the cure for insomnia, and he calls it Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street.

To be fair, Hassell is a highly regarded trumpeter, composer and bandleader. His music is cinematic and ethereal. Hassell considers his creations to be part of a distinct genre, which he calls Fourth World. It seems to blend elements of jazz, world, new age, classical chamber music and ambient. The problem with music that feels cinematic is that it often needs a film to go along with it. And if there were a movie to accompany Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street, it would probably bore Roger Ebert to tears.

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