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Even for a successful composer and arranger in Hollywood, Gordon Goodwin’s numbers are impressive: A 2006 GRAMMY Award for his Instrumental Arrangement of “Incredits” from the Pixar film The Incredibles, three Emmy Awards, and thirteen GRAMMY nominations. Here’s another impressive number to add to the list: eighteen. As in the number of musicians in Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, one of the most exciting large jazz ensembles on the planet. Populated by L.A.’s finest players, the Big Phat Band takes the big band tradition into the new millennium with a contemporary, highly original sound featuring Goodwin’s witty, intricate, and hard-swinging compositions in a veritable grab bag of styles: swing, Latin, blues, classical, rock and more. A steady, persistent audio diet of the giants of jazz, pop, rock and funk has nourished Goodwin’s being since childhood

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Article: In Pictures

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band at The Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

Read "Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band at The Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival" reviewed by Manny Hebron


Summer is officially here which means the Hollywood Bowl plays host to elite artists from all music genres. The Hollywood Bowl also celebrates its centenary having opened in 1922. The annual festival, formerly the Playboy Jazz Festival, celebrated its 42nd year at the Bowl the weekend of June 25-26, 2022. With Arsenio Hall hosting ...

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News: TV / Film

Jazz/Big Band Feature Film 'knights Of Swing' Arrives
 To Vimeo On Demand March 25

Jazz/Big Band Feature Film 'knights Of Swing' Arrives
 To Vimeo On Demand March 25

The Knights of Swing, LLC and E3 Music Productions have announced the March 25 Vimeo On Demand release of Knights of Swing, a feature length film powered by an incredible cast and crew of dreamers and believers. Set in 1947, tracing the challenges, disappointments and successes of six high school boys, and the girls who join ...

Album

The Reset

Label: Music of Content
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Reset; Six Feet Away; Through The Fire (Feat. Vangie Gunn); My Man Sam (For Sammy Nestico); Cell Talk

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Article: Album Review

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: The Reset

Read "The Reset" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Gordon Goodwin's dynamic Big Phat Band rumbles back onto the scene with The Reset, a somewhat less-than-big-phat album whose dual purpose, according to Goodwin, is to express hope and gratitude in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and to honor one of Goodwin's mentors, the late Sammy Nestico. Goodwin calls the album an EP, whose twenty-eight ...

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News: Recording

4-Time Grammy Winner Gordon Goodwin Returns With New 5-Song Ep

4-Time Grammy Winner Gordon Goodwin Returns With New 5-Song Ep

Multiple Grammy/Emmy Award winner Gordon Goodwin returns to forefront of adventurous compositions and modern jazz with The Reset, an urgent and topical 5-song EP, a bold foray into the intersection of composition and improvisation, a futuristic excursion brimming with purpose and cursive. From the 7-minute title track, which seems to channel the ethos of Chick Corea’s ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Gordon Goodwin

Read "Take Five with Gordon Goodwin" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Gordon Goodwin Having amassed 21 Grammy nominations, four Grammy wins and three Emmy wins, Gordon Goodwin is one of the most decorated big band leaders in the 21st century. As the leader of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, an internationally renowned ensemble with a reputation as one of the most exciting in jazz, ...

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The Reset

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Label: Music of Content
Released: 2021
Duration: 06:43

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Article: Album Review

Rubén Blades: Salswing!

Read "Salswing!" reviewed by Jim Trageser


In the liner notes to this recording, veteran Latin pop singer Rubén Blades explains that Salswing! is meant as a demonstrative statement: About his own ability to grow beyond being a Panamanian singer, to show that musicians can speak to an audience beyond their own nationality, and to celebrate the stellar chops of the Roberto Delgado ...

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Video

Knights of Swing Trailer

Featuring the music of Gordon Goodwin
Duration: 1:22

It's 1947 in post-war Southern California and big-band swing music is all the rage. Best friends, Gifford Williams and Nolan Edwards dream of expanding their combo, The Jammin' Pajama Men, into a big swing band at their school, Castle High.

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