Deirdre O’Donoghue

Former host of KCRW's “SNAP!”

Former host of KCRW’s “SNAP!”

Deirdre O’Donoghue on KCRW

The iconoclastic composer and trumpet player Jon Hassell died on June 26 at the age of 84.

RIP Jon Hassell: Listen to the avant garde composer’s rare 1985 set and interview on KCRW

The iconoclastic composer and trumpet player Jon Hassell died on June 26 at the age of 84.

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