“Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band never met a groove it couldn’t love, and its arrangements have more intricacy than such big-beat music’s straightforward emotional profile usually suggests…I don’t usually like to hear Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ messed with, but I found Goodwin’s 7-minute-plus version very much in the spirit of the original, with some concise soloing and a reshuffling of its familiar tunes amounting to a new interpretation of the most famous attempt ever to fit jazz into the concert hall.” —