Swingin' for the Fences

Swingin' for the Fences

by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
     
 

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Saxophonist Gordon Goodwin (heard on this CD on alto and soprano) has loved big bands since he was a child. He arranged all of the music for his 18-piece big band's release, contributing nine of the ten compositions (all but Bach's "Two Part Invention in D Minor") and getting several notable guest soloists to make appearances. The music is mostly modern mainstream,… See more details below

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Saxophonist Gordon Goodwin (heard on this CD on alto and soprano) has loved big bands since he was a child. He arranged all of the music for his 18-piece big band's release, contributing nine of the ten compositions (all but Bach's "Two Part Invention in D Minor") and getting several notable guest soloists to make appearances. The music is mostly modern mainstream, swinging while utilizing some advanced harmonies. There are a few departures including "Sing Sang Sung" (a number based a bit on "Sing Sing Sing"), the Bach selection, a couple Latin jazz pieces, and the funky "There's the Rub" and "A Few Good Men." Among the main soloists from the orchestra are Goodwin, trombonist Andy Martin, pianist Tom Ranier, and tenorman Dan Higgins. The guests (on two songs apiece) are trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, clarinetist Eddie Daniels, and altoists Eric Marienthal and Brandon Fields. Fans of contemporary big bands will find much to enjoy on this fun set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2001
Label:
Immergent
UPC:
0676628200223
catalogNumber:
82002
Rank:
51461

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Tracks

  1. Sing Sang Sung  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  2. Count Bubba  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  3. Samba del Gringo  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  4. Bach 2 Part Invention in D Minor  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  5. I Remember  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  6. Swingin' for the Fences  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  7. Mueva los Huesos  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  8. Second Chances  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  9. There's the Rub  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  10. A Few Good Men  -  Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band   Primary Artist
Gordon Goodwin   Indexed Contributor,Piano,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Woodwind
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Jim Cox   Piano
Eddie Daniels   Solo Instrumental
Bernie Dresel   Percussion,Drums
Dennis Farias   Trumpet
Brandon Fields   Solo Instrumental,Alto Saxophone
Grant Geissman   Guitar
Gary Grant   Trumpet
James Harrah   Guitar
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Greg Huckins   Woodwind
Bill Liston   Woodwind
Sal Lozano   Woodwind
Eric Marienthal   Horn,Alto Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
John Pena   Bass,Piano
Tom Ranier   Piano
Carl Verheyen   Guitar
Craig Ware   Trombone
Dave Stone   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Bill Ricenbach   Trombone
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Dan Savant   Trumpet
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Alex Iles   Trombone
Steven Holtman   Trombone

Technical Credits

Gordon Goodwin   Producer
Ken Caillat   Executive Producer
Tim Stroh   Engineer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
John Trickett   Executive Producer
Victor Hall   Art Direction,Layout Concept
Victor McCoy   Engineer
Jon Baker   Producer,Engineer
Dann Thompson   Engineer
Dan Savant   Producer
Leo Rossi   Executive Producer
Charlie Watts   Mastering
Marty Christensen   Engineer

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