Goodwin, Gordon

Immergent, 2008CD
Instrument: Male Vocals

Issue: 14.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: This Big Phat Band is popping right out of the gate with crisp brass and lots of it on “Hit The Ground Running”. Those punctuated accents lend towards a happy upbeat session. Patti Austin sings vocals on the cover of Ewe’s “September” while Art Tatum dances across the keys on “Yesterdays”. The most impressive characteristic of Goodwin’s band is the tightness and precision of the changes. The all-star lineup includes Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Chick Corea and Eric Marienthal. Contemporary jazz from a powerful large ensemble is energizing!


Publicist: Randex Communications