Gordon Goodwin 

September 6, 2016: If you've ever played in a middle school or high school jazz band or have seen the movies The Majestic, National Treasure, Remember the Titans, Armageddon, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Incredibles, Snakes on a Plane, Race to Witch Mountain, Con Air, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or have watched Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, or Tom and Jerry on TV then you've heard my guest Gordon Goodwin's music!

This interview is fun, action packed and has some unexpected twists and turns, just like Gordon’s music.  We start by geeking-out about our love of John Williams’ music.  Then we hit on topics such as Gordon's early musical life, finding a balance between writing readily accessible music that still has some meaningful content, his opinion about the state of popular music, funding for the arts in schools, how technology has expedited the composing process, his flute recording swan-song, his new radio show on KJazz 88.1 FM, performance wisdom that he gained from Johnny Mathis, his new recording with the Little Phat Band: ‘An Elusive Man’ and we even touch on the The JFK assassination(!?) and much more!

Gordon's links
The Big Phat Band
The new release (coming out 9/9/16) The Little Phat Band: An Elusive Man
Phat Tracks Radio Show KJazz 88.1 FM


 

[Pictured: Sean J. Kennedy and Gordon Goodwin, well sort of.]

3 comments

  • Mark

    Mark Philly

    Fun interview.. good job..

    Fun interview.. good job..

  • Sean J. Kennedy

    Sean J. Kennedy

    Thanks for listening Mark!

    Thanks for listening Mark!

  • Matt

    Matt West Michigan

    Enjoyed the interview! Gordon is an amazing talented musician and composer/arranger, but also a cool guy to chat with! I've lucky to have had that opportunity several times. Good luck with the podcasts...I will be tuning in!

    Enjoyed the interview! Gordon is an amazing talented musician and composer/arranger, but also a cool guy to chat with! I've lucky to have had that opportunity several times. Good luck with the podcasts...I will be tuning in!

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