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The Finest In Jazz Since 1939
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Animation/Imagination (1998)


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Bob Belden

In the spirit of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (and his late work in hip-hop rhythms like Tutu), Tim Hagans created this stew of trumpet lines over a bass and drum backbone. Some listeners may get turned off by Hagans' super-hot blowing, but the album offers some nice grooves. The title track is a flashy fusion trip, and "Love's Lullaby" is a pleasant break from the frenetic pace of the rest of the disc. ~ Tim Sheridan