Hugh Ragin

Hugh Ragin

born on 9/4/1951 in Houston, TX, United States

Hugh Ragin

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Hugh Ragin is an American jazz trumpeter.

Ragin was raised in Houston and began on trumpet when he was in eighth grade. After playing in the Houston All-City High School Orchestra, which toured the UK, he took his bachelor's in music education at the University of Houston and his master's in trumpet performance at Colorado State University. He played with Roscoe Mitchell and Wadada Leo Smith in Germany in 1979, and toured with Anthony Braxton later that year. He began working with David Murray in 1980, playing trumpet in his large groups for many years. He toured with Maynard Ferguson in 1983.

In addition to his work both as a sideman and a leader, he taught at Oberlin College and elsewhere.


As leader

  • Metaphysical Question (Cecma Records, 1989)
  • Gallery (CIMP, 1998)
  • An Afternoon in Harlem (Justin Time, 1999)
  • Fanfare & Fiesta (Justin Time, 2001)
  • Back to Saturn (Black Saint Records, 2001)
  • Feel the Sunshine (Justin Time, 2002)
  • Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpet (Hopscotch Records, 2002)
  • Revelation (Justin Time, 2004)

As sideman

With John Lindberg

  • Dimension 5 (Black Saint, 1981)

With Roscoe Mitchell

  • 3 x 4 Eye (Black Saint, 1981)
  • Live at the Knitting Factory (Black Saint, 1987)
  • Nine to Get Ready (ECM, 1997)

With David Murray

  • New Life (Black Saint, 1985)
  • Hope Scope (Black Saint, 1987)
  • Remembrances (DIW, 1990)
  • South of the Border (DIW, 1992)
  • Picasso (DIW, 1993)
  • Dark Star: The Music of the Grateful Dead (Astor Place, 1996)
  • Fo Deuk Revue (Justin Time, 1996)
  • Speaking in Tongues (Justin Time, 1997)
  • Octet Plays Trane (Justin Time 1999)
  • Yonn-Dé (Justin Time, 2001)

'With Slumgum'

  • The Sky His Own" (Nine Winds 2012)


  • Chris Kelsey, [Hugh Ragin at All Music Guide Hugh Ragin] at Allmusic
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