NPR Morning Edition

“A Big, Phat ‘Rhapsody In Blue’…As is true for so many top musicians, Gershwin’s works — his popular songs, his opera Porgy and Bess, his jazz-informed classical compositions — live on. Now, there’s a new version of one of Gershwin’s best-loved orchestral pieces, arranged for a brassy big band…Gordon Goodwin did his big-band arrangement in only two days — talk about hustle…With his arrangement, Goodwin’s band makes vibrato without strings. In another section, he pumps it with brass and sets it to swing…Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band plays this arrangement of George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ on its newest album, That’s How We Roll.” —NPR Morning Edition