Fleck.TV shoots Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band for Bah!
Humduck! animated Warner holiday special featurette;
finished program airs on United Airlines throughout
& the Big Phat Band have an illegal amount of fun
while they lay down tracks. It doesn't hurt that this outfit
is populated exclusively by Hollywood's finest session guys.
They rarely tour because everyone's booked all the time in
town doing soundtrack work.
shot the band in Frank Sinatra's old studio at Capitol Records,
the stack o' records building in H'wood. There's an entire
meta-conversation taking place musically as the band members
riff off of Gordon's energetic direction. Sometimes he conducts
from the piano keyboard, too.
of the Gordon and the Phat krewe's big passions is music education
now that it's on the endangered list at most schools.
Phat Band has done many a benefit and inspired lots of young
people that musical excellence is not only a good goal, it's
a reachable one.
with the terrifically talented krewe from Warner animation,
the entire experience was just splendid. At LA's Jazz Bakery
during one phase of this shoot, we intereviewed the Escovedo
clan who had showed up to honor Gordon. You may recall Shiela
E. did percussion for a performer formerly known as Prince.