Four-time Grammy® winners turn their attention to a very unique take on Holiday Favorites. Big Band Jazz, with some very special guests, will make your Holidays especially Merry! Carol of the Bells (feat. Eric Marienthal, soprano sax) Do You Hear What I Hear? (feat. Take 6) Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow (feat. Jeff Driskill, tenor sax) Hark The Herald Angels Sing (feat. Trey Henry, bass, Gordon Goodwin, piano, Andy Martin, trombone) The Little Drummer Boy (feat. Jay Mason, baritone sax, Andrew Synoweic, guitar) A Christmas arol (feat. Wayne Bergeron, trumpet, Francisco Torres, trombone) I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day (feat. Dan Fornero, trumpet, Gordon Goodwin, tenor sax) Somewhere in my Memory (feat. Gordon Goodwin, soprano sax) Santa Baby (feat. Brian Scanlon, tenor sax, Willie Murillo, trumpet) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Take a private guitar lesson from Leslie West, the master guitar player from Mountain and West, Bruce & Laing. Get all the tips you need from the guy who knows how to play them. For almost 40 years Leslie West has been one of rock's greatest guitar players recording massively successful albums and playing to literally millions of people at concerts all over the world. In this DVD Leslie West shows the viewer his innovative approach to playing rock guitar, techniques on capturing that special tone, recording and playing tips and hints on performing live.
The preeminent Grammy-winning big band leader, Gordon Goodwin, and his Big Phat Band return with another dose of impeccable arrangements and big band fun on this new release. The album features this year s Grammy-winning On Green Dolphin Street arrangement, his own take on the Get Smart theme and more!
Having amassed 20 Grammy nominations, four statues and three Emmy wins, Gordon Goodwin is the most decorated big band leader in the 21st century. After all six of his Big Phat Band albums have garnered Grammy nominations or wins, he’s not elusive about why he trimmed his large 18-piece ensemble for an outing as the 8-member Little Phat Band, which will release their debut album, An Elusive Man, on September 9 via the Music of Content label.
Funky tight New Orleans Blues. This band plays live 5 nights a week and this music has simmered to a to an incredible stew that isn't usually captured on CD.
Steve Coleman's achievement in creating a musical environment for serious improvising that sets aside acoustic, swing-based rhythms for electric, funk-influenced ones that don't fall prey to repetitive fusion formulas is one of the great creative accomplishments in jazz over the last 20 years. The Tao of Mad Phat, recorded live in the studio before a small invited audience in an attempt to capture the looseness and ambience of the Five Elements' live performances, may be the ideal entry point to sampling that criminally underrated feat.