Power Spot

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Power Spot
Power Spot.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 1983 and December 1984
ProducerBrian Eno and Daniel Lanois
Jon Hassell chronology
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Power Spot is an album by American trumpet player and composer Jon Hassell recorded in 1983 and 1984 and released on the ECM label.[1]

The cover art reproduces the Whirling Snakes or Whirling Mountain sandpainting of the Navajo Shooting Chant, one of the most important and most complex of the Navajo healing ceremonies.[2][3]


The Allmusic review by Mark Kirschenmann awarded the album 4 stars stating "While not as stunning as Possible Musics, Power Spot is nonetheless one of the most significant recordings from this utterly unique musician".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jon Hassell
  1. "Power Spot" - 7:07
  2. "Passage D.E." - 5:25
  3. "Solaire" - 6:49
  4. "Miracle Steps" - 4:21
  5. "Wing Melodies" - 7:33
  6. "The Elephant and the Orchid" - 11:08
  7. "Air" - 5:20
Recorded at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Canada in October 1983 and December 1984



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 27, 2011
  2. ^ Whirling Snakes or Whirling Mt. Sandpaintings of the Navajo Shooting Chant. UrsusBooks.com
  3. ^ Newcomb, Franc Johnson and Reichard, Gladys A (1937). Sandpaintings of the Navajo Shooting Chant. pp.53, 78, plate 10. ISBN 9780486231419
  4. ^ a b Kirschenmann, M. Allmusic Review accessed September 27, 2011