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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: 4/19/2005
  • Label: Silverline
  • UPC: 676628410424
  • Catalog Number: 284104
  • Sales rank: 59,381

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 High Maintenance - Gordon Goodwin (6:17)
  2. 2 A Game of Inches - Gordon Goodwin (7:21)
  3. 3 Comes Love - Brian McKnight (5:31)
  4. 4 Thad Said No - Eddie Daniels (5:45)
  5. 5 Hunting Wabbits - Gordon Goodwin (6:20)
  6. 6 The Quiet Corner - Gordon Goodwin (6:20)
  7. 7 Horn of Puente - Gordon Goodwin (6:18)
  8. 8 It's All Right With Me - Gordon Goodwin (4:44)
  9. 9 The Jazz Police - Gordon Goodwin (5:19)
  10. 10 Mozart 40th Symphony in GM - Eddie Daniels (8:07)
  11. 11 What Sammy Said - Gordon Goodwin (7:51)
  12. 12 Let the Good Times Roll - Gordon Goodwin (3:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 High Maintenance - Gordon Goodwin
  2. 2 A Game of Inches - Gordon Goodwin
  3. 3 Comes Love - Brian McKnight
  4. 4 Thad Said No - Eddie Daniels
  5. 5 Hunting Wabbits - Gordon Goodwin
  6. 6 The Quiet Corner - Gordon Goodwin
  7. 7 Horn of Puente - Gordon Goodwin
  8. 8 It's All Right With Me - Gordon Goodwin
  9. 9 The Jazz Police - Gordon Goodwin
  10. 10 Mozart 40th Symphony in GM - Eddie Daniels
  11. 11 What Sammy Said - Gordon Goodwin
  12. 12 Let the Good Times Roll - Gordon Goodwin
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Primary Artist
Gordon Goodwin Indexed Contributor, Piano, Saxophone
Peter Erskine Drums
Ray Brinker Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Bernie Dresel Drums
Jeff Driskill Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Grant Geissman Guitar
Alexander Iles Trombone
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
Steven Holtman Trombone
Richard Shaw Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Gordon Goodwin Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements
Michael Aarvold Digital Editing
Les Brockman Digital Editing
Lew Brown Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mark Kibble Vocal Arrangements
Charles Paakkari Engineer
Cole Porter Composer
Sam H. Stept Composer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Chris Haynes Engineer
John Trickett Executive Producer
Marcelo Pennell Digital Editing
Jon Baker Digital Editing
Steve Genewick Engineer
Dan Savant Producer
Kevin Szymanski Engineer
Charles Tobias Composer
Bob Michaels Executive Producer, Mastering
Fleecie Moore Composer
Sam Theard Composer
Sam Story Engineer
Jeff Dean Executive Producer
Chuck Ybarra Graphic Design, Art Direction
Ken Ramos Engineer, Digital Editing
Eddie Escalante Authoring
Jeff Wakolbinger Engineer
A.J. Lara Video Producer
Kehni Davis Quality Control
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