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Hagans/Belden

  • Re-Animation Live! [Blue Note, 1999] B+

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Re-Animation Live! [Blue Note, 1999]
In the studio, trumpeter Tim Hagans's integration of turntables and samples into jazz combo ended up subtly and fatally stiff and segmented. In concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the electrobeats and spoken-word overlays sound like parts of an organism. Think '70s Miles only tamer, a model many will pick up on. B+