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Old 01-03-2005, 07:11 PM   #81
TowerOfHendrix
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Park City, Utah
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jar-Of-Mice
I figure, maybe I'll put some Contemp. Jazz up here. Anyone aver hear of Gordon Goodwin?

Check out Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Songs to check out:
Hunting Wabbits (experimental)
The Jazz Police (Jazz Rock)
Swingin' for the Fences (Swing)
Sing Sang Sung (swing)
Samba Del Gringo (samba)
Mueva Los Huesos (Latin Jazz)
Horn of Puente (Latin Jazz)

Albums:
Swingin' for the Fences
XXL

This is a great band to listen to for melodic genius, both in the written parts, and the solo-ing as well. Have Fun.

JOM
I have to agree, The BPB plays some of the hardest charts, and I would know, i've played 5 of the songs mentioned above on lead trumpet and they are hard. Also, for those of you looking for a jazzier type of funk, look to Tower of Power.
I recommend getting:
Oakland Stroke
Soul with a Capital "S"

They are a very talented band and have an amazing horn section.
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