Jamie Begian Big Band “Big Fat Grin” on Innova

Jamie Begian Big Band “Big Fat Grin” on Innova

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From Innova, “Composer/guitarist Jamie Begian shows that serious music can be serious fun too with this big band’s 2nd release titled Big Fat Grin. The music is witty, driving and full of all the unexpected twists and turns that are the hallmark of Jamie’s writing. The ensemble can go toe-to-toe with the best of ‘em; displaying warmth and grace on the ballad Suddenly, Summer Falls while laying into a power funk groove on Patience. Trombone fans will be intrigued by the four-part Taylorations Suite, loosely based on a warm-up exercise by legendary trombonist Dave Taylor, while “jazzy jazz” fans will appreciate the boogaloo beat on Funky Coffee and the up tempo Big Fat Grin. Jamie also reaches into his Armenian roots for the catchy clarinet feature on Halay. Basically, Big Fat Grin will make you feel as good as if you all of a sudden found out that Cap’n Crunch was a health food!…

John O’Gallagher, Marc McDonald, Ben Kono, Dimitri Moderbacher, Dan Goble (reeds) Tom Goehring, Dave Scott, Marty Bound, Jason Colby (trumpets and flugelhorns) Jeff Bush, Deborah Weisz, Paul Olenick, Max Seigel (trombones) Bruce Arnold, Jamie Begian (guitars) Dave Ambrosio (bass) Peter Retzlaff (drums).



The album, #762, is available at Innova, US$15.00, or in .mp3 at Amazon, US$8.99