Swingin' for the Fences [DVD]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
After World War II, big bands became the exception instead of the rule in jazz. The main factor has been economics -- paying 18 or 20 musicians is a challenge. Many artists would like to record big band projects, but they don't have the budget for it. Composer/arranger/pianist Gordon Goodwin, however, did fulfill that ambition in 2000, when he assembled the Big Phat Band and recorded Swingin' for the Fences. The list of players is nothing to be ashamed of; among the soloists are trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, clarinetist Eddie Daniels, and alto saxman Eric Marienthal. Despite having such talent on board, nothing remarkable occurs. Nonetheless, the material is generally ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
After World War II, big bands became the exception instead of the rule in jazz. The main factor has been economics -- paying 18 or 20 musicians is a challenge. Many artists would like to record big band projects, but they don't have the budget for it. Composer/arranger/pianist Gordon Goodwin, however, did fulfill that ambition in 2000, when he assembled the Big Phat Band and recorded Swingin' for the Fences. The list of players is nothing to be ashamed of; among the soloists are trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, clarinetist Eddie Daniels, and alto saxman Eric Marienthal. Despite having such talent on board, nothing remarkable occurs. Nonetheless, the material is generally competent. Bop is prominent on this CD, and Goodwin's Big Phat Band also gets into Afro-Cuban jazz "Mueva los Huesos", Brazilian jazz "Samba del Gringo", and jazz-funk "There's the Rub". Meanwhile, the opener, "Sing Sang Sung," is a swing ditty that is obviously based on Louie Prima's "Sing Sing Sing," which was a major hit for Benny Goodman in the 1930s. Will Swingin' for the Fences go down in history as a big-band classic? No, but it's an adequate effort that has its moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/2001
  • Label: Immergent
  • UPC: 676628700297
  • Catalog Number: 87002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sing Sang Sung
  2. 2 Count Bubba
  3. 3 Samba del Gringo
  4. 4 Bach 2 Part Invention in D Minor
  5. 5 I Remember
  6. 6 Swingin' for the Fences
  7. 7 Mueva los Huesos (Shake Your Bones)
  8. 8 Second Chances
  9. 9 There's the Rub
  10. 10 A Few Good Men
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Primary Artist
Gordon Goodwin Indexed Contributor, Piano, Horn, Woodwind, Soloist
Arturo Sandoval Soloist
Gregg Bissonette Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Jim Cox Piano
Eddie Daniels Soloist
Bernie Dresel Percussion, Drums
Dennis Farias Trumpet
Brandon Fields Soloist
Grant Geissman Guitar
Gary Grant Trumpet
James Harrah Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Woodwind, Soloist
Greg Huckins Woodwind
Bill Liston Woodwind
Sal Lozano Horn, Woodwind
Eric Marienthal Horn, Soloist
Andy Martin Trombone, Soloist
John Pena Electric Bass
Tom Ranier Piano, Soloist
Carl Verheyen Guitar, Soloist
Craig Ware Trombone
Dave Stone Acoustic Bass
Bill Ricenbach Trombone
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet, Horn
Dan Savant Trumpet
Steve Hoffman Horn
Jannelle Guillot Voices
Larry Hall Trumpet, Horn
Alex Iles Trombone
Steven Holtman Trombone, Horn
Technical Credits
Gordon Goodwin Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Ken Caillat Executive Producer
Gary Lux Mastering
Tim Stroh Engineer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
John Trickett Executive Producer
Victor Hall Art Direction
Victor McCoy Engineer
Jon Baker Producer, Engineer
Dann Thompson Engineer
Dan Savant Producer
Leo Rossi Executive Producer
Claus Trelby Engineer
Marty Christensen Engineer
Chuck Ybarra Graphic Design
Anna Rambo Executive Producer, Direction
Barry Goldberg Engineer
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