by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band


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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band is a modern big band which successfully blends elements of jazz and rock. Goodwin, who serves as keyboardist, composer, arranger and conductor, has created music that proves to be consistently catchy to the listener and challenging to his musicians. The leader obviously loves a good laugh. The playful staccato brass and reeds are the centerpiece of "Hunting Wabbits" before it transforms into a brisk bluesy vehicle. "Horn of Plenty," his tribute to the late Latin jazz great Tito Puente, features trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, and "The Jazz Police" is a rockish but amusing slap at closed-minded critics and radio hosts. He also makes good use of special guests. The vocal group Take 6 is featured on swinging charts of the standards "Comes Love" and "It's All Right With Me." Clarinetist Eddie Daniels is showcased in the snappy "Thad Said No" and a delicious rearrangement of the well-known theme from Mozart's "40th Symphony." Singer Johnny Mathis, hardly a jazz singer, nonetheless has fun with R&B oldie "Let the Good Times Roll." Rarely are big bands like Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band so able to combine such a diversity of influences into such a tantalizing mix.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2003
Label: Silverline
UPC: 0676628120620
catalogNumber: 281206

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band   Primary Artist
Take 6   Track Performer
Johnny Mathis   Track Performer
Michael Brecker   Track Performer
Peter Erskine   Drums
Gordon Goodwin   Piano,Saxophone
Bob Summers   Trumpet
Brian McKnight   Track Performer
Ray Brinker   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Bernie Dresel   Drums
Jeff Driskill   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Grant Geissman   Guitar
Nick Lane   Trombone
Sal Lozano   Flute,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Eric Marienthal   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Stan "Be Bop" Martin   Trumpet
Charlie Morillas   Trombone
Carl Verheyen   Guitar
Craig Ware   Bass Trombone
John Yoakum   Alto Saxophone
Brian Scanlon   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Dan Savant   Trumpet
Jay Mason   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Pete DeSiena   Trumpet
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Alex Iles   Trombone
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Richard Shaw   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Gordon Goodwin   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Vocal Arrangements
Michael Aarvold   Pro-Tools
Lew Brown   Composer
Mark Kibble   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Charles Paakkari   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
John Trickett   Executive Producer
Marcelo Pennell   Pro-Tools
Jon Baker   Pro-Tools
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Dan Savant   Producer
Kevin Szymanski   Engineer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Bob Michaels   Executive Producer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Sam Story   Engineer
Jeff Dean   Executive Producer
Chuck Ybarra   Graphic Design
Jeff Wakolbinger   Engineer
Brockmann   Pro-Tools

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XXL 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gordon can be considered as the modern Gershwin. His music combines elements that take your ear and an unforgetable journey. The is a must have for any person who claims to love and live for music.