Personnel: Andrew Synowiec (guitar); Sal Lozano (flute, piccolo, alto saxophone); Brian Scanlon (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Jay Mason (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Eric Marienthal (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Gordon Goodwin (tenor saxophone, piano); Kevin Garren (tenor saxophone); Willie Murillo, Dan Fornero, Dan Savant, Wayne Bergeron (trumpet); Charlie Morillas, Francisco Torres, Andy Martin, Craig Gosnell (trombone); Rick Shaw (acoustic bass, electric bass); Bernie Dresel (drums); Joey De Leon, Jr. (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Gregg Field; Tommy Vicari.
Liner Note Author: Gordon Goodwin.
Recording information: Angel Song Studios, Glendale, CA; Bill Schnee Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA; East West Studios, Hollywood, CA; Studio Digital, Studio City, CA.
Photographer: Joe Meyer .
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band's 2014 effort, Life in the Bubble, showcases the ensemble's lively, crisply swinging jazz sound. Included here is a mix of standards and originals including such songs as the hard-driving "Why We Can't Have Nice Things," the lively Latin-tinged "Garaje Gato," their freewheeling take on the classic "On Green Dolphin Street," and others. ~ Matt Collar