GORDON GOODWIN " As winner of the 2006 Grammy
Award for his Instrumental Arrangement of
Incredits from the Pixar film The Incredibles, as well as
three-time Emmy Award winner and five-time
Grammy nominee, you would think that Goodwin had fulfilled
his dreams and achieved all of his goals.
Not by a long shot. He has yet another channel for success
as leader of L.A.’s most exciting 18-piece
big band jazz ensemble, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.
The Big Phat Band has quickly become one
of the most hard swinging large jazz ensembles, comprised
of L.A.’s finest musicians, which celebrates
and personifies the best of the big band tradition with a very
contemporary and original sound.
Gordon’s witty and insightful arrangements propel the
listener on a journey through a myriad of styles:
latin, blues, swing, classical, hard-hitting jazz, and even an
homage to Looney Tunes (!).
Established in 2000, the band’s debut recording, Swingin’
For The Fences, (Silverline Records) featured
guests such as Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels and made
history as the first commercially available DVD
audio title ever released and the first DVD audio title to
receive two Grammy nominations.
Goodwin’s second album XXL (Silverline Records) was
released on DVD-Audio and compact disc in
2003, charting its first week