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In part two (2 of 2) of this "Daytonality" improvisation masterclass series, acclaimed trumpeter Tim Hagans gives you some insight into his unique and exciting style. Tim discusses and demonstrates his approach to presentation and articulation, playing through changes, creatively soloing and more. If you want a refreshing perspective on improvisation and trumpet playing, this masterclass is for you. NOTE: You can purchase both videos in this series at a discount here!
Topics Covered: Trumpet, Improvisation, Presentation, Legato Playing, Articulation, Sound, Airstream, Technique, Making Melodies, Developing Your Own Sound, Tonguing, Jazz Harmony, Rhythm, Note Choice, Intervals, Resolving, Secondary Dominants, Playing Changes, Outlining the Harmony, Modal Improvisation, Scales, Using Restrictions, Etc.
Tim Hagans, an excellent post-bop-oriented trumpeter, was with the orchestras of Stan Kenton (1974-1977) and Woody Herman (1977), before moving to Sweden (1977-1981) where he played with Sahib Shihab, Ernie Wilkins’ Almost Big Band, the Danish Radio Orchestra (which was then directed by Thad Jones), and Dexter Gordon. After returning to the U.S., he taught at the University of Cincinnati and recorded for the local MoPro label. Hagans taught at Berklee (1984-1986), and then in 1986 he started working with Joe Lovano and Fred Hersch. Later, he has made records with Bob Belden, Lovano, Rick Margitza, John Hart, and the Yellowjackets, and has worked with the big bands of Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, and the Gil Evans orchestra. Tim Hagans has recorded several Blue Note albums as a leader.