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Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band: The Phat Pack

Here’s swinging proof that nothing succeeds like success. It’s been over three years since the Phat Band’s last CD. After Goodwin earned five Grammy nominations for the previous two, everyone in jazz-enriched Hollywood was eager to sign on for the next release. Thus the list of soloists represents an embarrassment of talents: clarinetist Eddie Daniels; trumpeters Wayne Bergeron, Bob Summers; trombonist Andy Martin; saxophonists David Sanborn, Eric Marienthal; plus a half-dozen more in the form of vocalists Take 6.

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