FACES UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A Jazz Tribute to John Cassavetes, 

a suite of 7 compositions inspired by characters from the films of John Cassavetes.

Music Composed & Arranged by TIM HAGANSPerformed by NDR BIGBAND (The Hamburg Radio Jazz Orchestra) conducted by TIM HAGANS



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TIM HAGANS, Composer, arranger, conductor, tromba, (Solo Richard Forst, Seymour Moskowitz, Cosmo Vitelli and 
John Cassavetes)

NDR Bigband Personnel:

THORSTEN BENKENSTEIN, lead tromba, flugelhorn

INGOLF BURKHARDT, tromba, flugelhorn (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7, Solo Seymour Moskowitz)

MICHAEL LEUSCHNER, tromba, flugelhorn (Tracks 1 & 3)

REINER WINTERSCHLADEN, tromba, flugelhorn (Tracks 1 - 5, Solo Lelia)

STEPHAN MEINBERG, tromba, flugelhorn (Track 6 & 7)

CLAUS STOTTER, tromba, flugelhorn (Solo Harry, Archie & Gus)

FIETE FELSCH, lead alto & sporano saxophones, flute (Solo Lelia, and Harry Archie & Gus)

PETER BOLTE, alto and soprano saxophones, flute (Solo Cosmos Vitelli)

CHRISTOF LAUER, tenor & soprano saxophones (Solo Seymour Moskowitz)

LUTZ BUCHNER, tenor saxophone, clarinet (Solo Richard Forst)

EDGAR HERZOG, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet (Solo Cosmo Vitelli)

DAN GOTTSHALL, lead trombone (Solo Ricard Forst) 

KLAUS HEIDENREICH, trombone (Solo Harry, Archie & Gus)

STEFAN LOTTERMAN, trombone, (Solo Lelia)

INGO LAHME, bass trombone, tuba

INGMAR HELLER, double bass (Solo Lelia & Richard Forst)

VLADYSLAV SENDECKI, piano (tracks 1, 3,4 & 5, Solo Mabel Longhetti)

STEPHAN DIEZ, guitar (Solo Cosmo Vitelli and John Cassavetes)

MISCHA SCHUMANN, piano (tracks 2, 6 & 7)

JUKKIS UOTILA, drums (Solo Richard Forst) 

MARCIO DOCTOR, percussion (Solo Seymour Moskowitz)

Produced by Tim Hagans/Waiting Moon Records 
Mark Masters & the American Jazz Institute 
Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble


4. Seymour Moskowitz - Tim Hagans & The NDR Bigband
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5. Mabel Longhetti - Tim Hagans & The NDR Bigband
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3x GRAMMY-nominated composer and trumpeter Tim Hagans is pleased to announce the release of A Conversation, an all-new, original multi-movement concerto performed by the NDR Bigband. On A Conversation, Hagans introduces a musical narrative that is meant to explore, to illuminate, and perhaps, to resolve an exchange of ideas. Hagans’ latest addition to his canon of inventive large ensemble albums will be released on June 4, 2021 via the artist’s own Waiting Moon Records label. A Conversation is Hagans’ 17th recording as a leader, and his fourth recorded collaboration with the NDR Bigband.