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A Conversation with Tim Hagans

Read "A Conversation with Tim Hagans" reviewed by AAJ Staff

This interview was first published at All About Jazz on December 1998. We spoke with Tim Hagans at Los Angeles's Jazz Bakery in January of this year for his last Blue Note release, a tribute to Freddie Hubbard entitled Hubsongs with fellow trumpeter Marcus Printup. He informed me that he was planning on releasing a drum and bass album. I was fascinated by his vision and his candor, since in today's current jazz climate, it could have brought ...

Liner Notes

Conrad Herwig: Land of Shadow

Read "Conrad Herwig: Land of Shadow" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

In the spirit of Miles Davis and a select number of his followers, Conrad Herwig in the course of his musical endeavors spanning some 20 years has strived to keep the music inching forward to new and previously undiscovered vistas. His versatility as demonstrated by an ability to transcend genres, be it Eddie Palmieri's Afro-Cuban muse or the repertory bent of the Mingus Big Band, also raises its head in his outstanding series of Criss Cross recordings that began with ...

Radio & Podcasts

Steve Smith-George Brooks-Prasanna, Tim Hagans, Miles Davis, Return to Forever and Lenny White

Read "Steve Smith-George Brooks-Prasanna, Tim Hagans, Miles Davis, Return to Forever and Lenny White" reviewed by Len Davis

Chris Potter, Steve Smith and George Brooks with Prasanna. Tim Hagans, Miles Davis and more '70s classics to finish. Playlist Chris Potter Underground"Rumples" from Ultrahang (ArtistShare) 00:00 Steve Smith-George Brooks-Prasanna “Dubai Dance" from Raga Bop Trio (Abstract Logix) 0:07:38 Tim Hagans-Bob Belden “are you threatening me?" from Re-Animation (Blue Note) 15:17 Miles Davis “Big Time" from Amandla (Warner) 22:52 Al Di Meola “Short Tales of the Blackforest" from Land of the Midnight Sun (Columbia) 30:22 Return To Forever ...

Radio & Podcasts

Tim Hagans: A Conversation

Read "Tim Hagans: A Conversation" reviewed by David Bixler

The pandemic has given trumpet player and composer Tim Hagans a chance to step away from the physicality of the trumpet and focus on seeking new paths for his music. In this episode of LINER NOTES Tim speaks about preparing for an upcoming gig in Europe after not playing with other musicians for nearly two years, as well as his stunning new recording, A Conversation, featuring Germany's NDR Big Band. This episode features music from Tim Hagan's A Conversation (Waiting Moon ...

Album Review

Mark Masters: Masters & Baron Meet Blanton & Webster

Read "Masters & Baron Meet Blanton & Webster" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It is an absolute pleasure to hear several of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn's classic charts for Ellington's celebrated 1940-42 Blanton-Webster orchestra (named for a pair of its stars, bassist Jimmy Blanton and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster) adeptly rescored for a twenty-first century ensemble by the superlative arranger Mark Masters. And to ice the cake, the Masters ensemble welcomes to its ranks Art Baron, the last trombonist hired by Ellington, who anchored the plunger chair from 1973 until Ellington's death ...

Album Review

Tim Hagans-NDR Big Band: A Conversation

Read "A Conversation" reviewed by Jack Bowers

A Conversation, by trumpeter Tim Hagans and Germany's superlative NDR Big Band, is really five conversations- -that is, a five-movement concerto composed, arranged and conducted by Hagans who also solos on Movements III, IV and V. Hagans and the band are more than strangers in the night--he has collaborated with NDR for two decades as guest composer, conductor, arranger and soloist. To underscore his purpose, Hagans has grouped the band members not in sections, as is usually done, but in ...

Album Review

Tim Hagans - NDR Big Band: A Conversation

Read "A Conversation" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il trombettista Tim Hagans collabora da un ventennio con la NDR Big Band, distinguendosi non solo in veste di solista ma anche come compositore, orchestratore e direttore d'orchestra. In questo quarto album con l'ensemble di Amburgo presenta il suo lavoro più ambizioso, sperimentando nuove strutture orchestrali in perfetto equilibrio tra modelli tradizionali e libere esplorazioni della forma. L'aspetto più innovativo consiste nella scelta di alterare la classica configurazione della big band in sezioni strumentali a favore di ...


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