Tim Hagans: See You Again
See You Again
Tim Hagans (trumpet)
Alone Together (Pirouet PIT3030)
Drew Gress (bass), Jochen Rueckert (drums).
Composed by Marc Copland.
Recorded: Munich, Germany, November 2006
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Alone Together, from trumpeter Tim Hagans, offers plenty of thought-provoking modern jazz. Hagans leads a quartet though a mix of standards and some originals written by the obscenely talented pianist and composer Marc Copland. The straight-ahead aggressive pieces stand out. Copland's composition "See You Again" is one of those numbers. The melody is established in a slow unison section featuring Hagans and Copland. After no time, Hagan picks up the pace and is off the farm. Some fantastic blowing leads to Copland's solo turn. Copland is very inventive and shows great facility. A short Ruckert drum solo acts as an invitation for a restatement of the theme. Hagans reenters and takes the scenic route back to the metaphorical farm. Hagans has a voice well worth a listen. "See You Again" is representative of the music heard on Alone Together – it is modern jazz well written and arranged and wonderfully played.
Reviewer: Walter Kolosky