A highly inventive and individualistic trumpeter, Tim Hagans emerged from the Stan Kenton band of the 1970s as one of the foremost progenitors of adventurous post-bop jazz. With his robust tone and dynamic improvisational style, Hagans draws upon the influence of players like Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. He also borrows inspiration from the genre-bending fusion of Miles Davis and the large-ensemble sophistication of Thad Jones, whose big band he was a member of early in his career. Despite these touchstones, Hagans remains a singular improviser whose albums, like 1994's Audible Architechture, 2008's Alone Together, and 2011's The Moon Is Waiting, showcase his interest in fusing the jazz tradition with adventurous chromatic lines, and overarching ear for forward-thinking harmony.
Born in Dayton, Ohio in 1954, Hagans started playing ... Read Full Biography