The Phat Pack is the third studio album by the jazz ensemble Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. Goodwin received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the song "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes".[1]

The Phat Pack
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 13, 2006 (2006-06-13)
StudioCapitol Records and Conway Studios, Hollywood, California; O'Henry Studios, Burbank; Rimrock Studios, Thousand Oaks; Vertical Sound, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreJazz, big band
ProducerGordon Goodwin, Evan Johnson, Dan Savant, David Tedds
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band chronology
The Phat Pack
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The title is a parody of the Rat Pack, a group of friends and performers during the 1960s which included Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. Goodwin arranged cover versions of two songs that were associated with the Rat Pack, "Too Close for Comfort" and "It Was a Very Good Year", and a hit from the 1970s, "Play That Funky Music".[2]

Soloists include Wayne Bergeron, Eddie Daniels, Eric Marienthal, Andy Martin, David Sanborn, Bob Summers, and the vocal group Take 6.[3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Gordon Goodwin except where noted.

1."Cut 'n' Run"6:07
2."Too Close for Comfort" (Larry Holofcener/George David Weiss)3:39
3."Count Bubba's Revenge"6:36
4."Play That Funky Music" (Rob Parissi)6:13
5."The Phat Pack"6:39
6."Hunting Wabbits 2 (A Bad Hare Day)"4:47
7."La Almeja Pequena (The Little Clam)"7:36
8."Get in Line"6:53
9."Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"5:09
10."Under the Wire"5:30
12."It Was a Very Good Year" (Ervin Drake)5:20
13."Ever Braver, Ever Stronger (An American Elegy)"4:08

Source: AllMusic[4]


  • Gordon Goodwin – tenor saxophone, piano, arranger
  • Dan Savant – trumpet
  • Wayne Bergeron – trumpet
  • Daniel Fornero – trumpet
  • Alex Iles – trombone
  • Andy Martin – trombone
  • Charlie Morillas – trombone
  • Craig Gosnell – trombone
  • Craig Ware – trombone
  • Eric Marienthal – flute, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Sal Lozano – flute, alto saxophone, piccolo
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Eddie Daniels – clarinet
  • Jeff Driskill – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Brian Scanlon – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Jay Mason – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Grant Geissman – guitar
  • Carl Verheyen – guitar
  • Ray Brinker – drums
  • Bernie Dresel – drums
  • Rick Shaw - Acoustic bass, electric bass
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Brad Dutz – percussion
  • Dianne Reeves – vocals
  • Take 6 – vocals


  • Gordon Goodwin – producer
  • Evan Johnson – producer
  • Dan Savant – producer
  • David K. Tedds – producer
  • John Trickett – executive producer
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Tommy Vicari – engineer, mixing


  1. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominees". SFGate. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  2. ^ Bowers, Jack (2 August 2006). "Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: The Phat Pack". All About Jazz. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ Siders, Harvey (1 June 2006). "Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: The Phat Pack - JazzTimes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. ^ "The Phat Pack". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 July 2017.