There’s playing of breath-taking intensity to be heard on this album - it is exciting, richly communicative music. Tim Hagans plays with a strong, subtly expressive tone, as articulate as it is eloquent - regardless of the musical context. With its strong contours, Tim Hagans’ trumpet sound glides weightlessly over Copeland’s unusual harmonies. Piece after piece, it’s a listening experience filled with refinement and magic.
Music - 9 Sound - 8
Hans Sterner - Stereo Play magazine (Germany) - 3 June 2008
"... Hagans and company deliver adventurous mainstream jazz with heart and soul ..."
Troy Collins - All About Jazz - 12 July 2008
"...Hagans’s smooth sound is pleasant and probing, and seems particularly suited to Copland’s airy compositional skills ... The total package works surprisingly well and bears repeated listening."
Ralph A Miriello - Jazz.com - 16 June 2008