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Hugh Ragin

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Hugh Ragin

A strikingly gifted post-bop trumpeter, Ragin's work as performer and composer was held in high esteem by his fellow musicians throughout the 80s and 90s. It was only at the end of the 90s, however, that word began to spread to a wider audience.

Hugh Ragin, inspiring teacher, creative composer and trumpet virtuoso, has been named “a trumpeter with very few peers in terms of imagination or technical command” by jazz biographer Francis Davis in his notes for the “Live At The Knitting Factory” recording with Roscoe Mitchell. Ragin has also collaborated with musicians such as David Murray, Anthony Braxton, Dizzy Gillespie, Spencer Barefield, Fred Wesley, Leo Smith, Sun Ra, Maynard Ferguson, D.D. Jackson, Andrew Cyrille and poet Amiri Baraka, on both recorded and live jazz performances that range from bebop and freebop to the most “out” of avant-garde improvising....
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  • Revelation

    Justin Time Records
    2004
  • Feel The Sunshine

    Justin Time
    2002
  • Sound Pictures For Solo Trumpet

    Justin Time
    2002
  • An Afternoon in Harlem

    Justin Time Records
    2000
  • An Afternoon In Harlem

    Justin Time
    1999
  • Gallery

    Justin Time
    1999

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Revelation by Jim Santella

Revelation by AAJ Staff

Revelation by John Kelman

Feel The Sunshine by Jim Santella

Fanfare & Fiesta by Jim Santella

Fanfare & Fiesta by AAJ Staff

An Afternoon in Harlem by AAJ Staff

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