[Dixielandjazz] Phat Band
julepjerk at surewest.net
Wed Mar 2 08:45:44 PST 2005
I am a major fan of Gordon Goodwin's Phat Band. The original CD was recommended to me by a former trumpeter with Basie who told me "it swings and cooks." And was he ever right! I can just imagine the energy and excitement the group generates live - must be incredible! The key, to me, is that the group has its own groove and sounds as if they are enjoying the hell out of every note - not just imitating Basie or other big bands, but finding a way to put their own mark on the music.
Find your voice (band or individual) and then play it! Admire whomever you want, but don't just imitate. The audience notices!
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