Hagans, Tim

Palmetto, 2011CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 17.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tim Hagans plays trumpet and leads a fusion quartet with bassist Rufus Reid, Jukkis Uotila (d) and guitarist Vic Juris. They start with an open pallet, an experimental approach that extends through the first three songs. We preferred the second phase, more standard fusion but certainly not lacking creativity. “First Jazz” pulled Uotila into the mix followed by the pulsating blues of “Boo”. Hagans work with the mute on “What’ll I Tell Her Tonight” is excellent He soars on “Wailing Trees” before they coalesce on the cool swinging groove of the final track “Things Happen In A Convertible”. This team is playing to reach emotional highs and when they strike accord and it spills to the audience, sparks fly along with pleasure! Those are the moments to be cherished with this release.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz