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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Silverline
  • UPC: 676628120620
  • Catalog Number: 281206
  • Sales rank: 32,698

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Primary Artist
Gordon Goodwin Indexed Contributor, Piano, Saxophone
Take 6 Track Performer
Johnny Mathis Track Performer
Michael Brecker Track Performer
Peter Erskine Drums
Bob Summers Trumpet
Brian McKnight Track Performer
Ray Brinker Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Bernie Dresel Drums
Jeff Driskill Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Dan Fornero Trumpet
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
Technical Credits
Gordon Goodwin Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements
Michael Aarvold Pro-Tools
Lew Brown Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
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
Les Brockmann Pro-Tools
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "S'wonderful"

    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.

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