Legendary German record label MPS (Musik Produktion Schwarzwald) has released their catalog on iTunes. MPS’ catalog is home to classic records from Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, keep reading »
Gordon Goodwin is one of the leading minds in music today. He continues to pioneer a new era of big band music with his Big Phat Band, he composes for film and TV at Warner Bros and elsewhere, and he continues to educate the next generation of musicians around the world. Goodwin’s versatility is unmatched and his mastery of dynamics unparalleled. One listen of any of his work will get you hooked. Read on below for Part 2 of our interview with Gordon Goodwin, the bandleader!
Gordon Goodwin and his explosive Big Phat Band have released a brand new arrangement of “On Green Dolphin Street” based on a rare gem of an improvisation by legendary pianist Oscar Peterson. This arrangement features Goodwin on the keys and his famed Big Phat Band delivering what we love them for: some of tightest horn punches and arrangements in modern big band jazz.
Cory Henry is consistently the guy in the back of the band that makes you shake and move with his infectious grooves. His style inspires viral videos of him blazing on the organ in church, performing with Snarky Puppy, and grinding in his bedroom to name only a few. Long story short, you want to see him play no matter the setting, style, instrument, or group. Cory brings it.
1962 was a pivotal year in jazz. The music was adapting and changing with the times, joining with other styles, switching instrumentations, and more. This showed both in the musicians of the time and the recordings that were made from the era. As we look back 50 years later and some of the masterpieces from 1962, we can’t help but highlight some amazing duos and collaborations that defined the era. Check out just a few of our favorites:
What we have here instead is a meeting of the minds—the talented youth and the burgeoning legend. Do I believe that a degree of competition existed between the two? Of course. A mastery of form cannot exist without the inherent desire to be greater than. But, this is a pairing that builds upon accentuation more so than aggravation. Dizzy Gillespie provided a platform for showcasing potential, and potential was given the name, Stan Getz.