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Video Tips from Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band: When It Goes Off the Rails

Curated from SmartMusic’s Music Educator Blog – Video by members of Gordon Goodman’s Big Phat Band – jazz band directors, mini disasters DO occur!  Share with your students what the pros do when it goes off the rails!

What should the rhythm section do when the entire horn section comes in two and a half beats early after the solo section? While this feels like a setup for a joke, the guys in the band have some real-life suggestions for you.

Appearing in this video are:

  • Kevin Axt (bass) and Ray Brinker (drums)
  • Sal Lozano (sax) and Eric Marienthal (sax)
  • Andy Martin (trombone) and Wayne Bergeron (trumpet)

If you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out earlier posts on “Mastering Difficult Passages” and “Listening to the Band,”too.

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