Fairwood Studios is proud to announce a partnership with jazz composer and bandleader Gordon Goodwin to bring three tracks from his group, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, to the Rock Band Network platform.
These tracks, the largest single effort by a jazz musician in Rock Band's history, were selected from the Big Phat Band's most recent album, That's How We Roll, and chosen to demonstrate the group's breadth of talent. The three songs run over a combined 20 minutes and feature numerous trumpet, guitar, and saxophone solos courtesy of the band's talented instrumentalists.
These selections will be authored for Rock Band 3:
That's How We Roll
Race to the Bridge
"That's How We Roll" bring plenty of pop sensibility and style while still holding on to the jazz feeling, a blend most like the big band classics. "Howdiz Songo?" is a tempered tour of talent, with a guitar, trumpet, and sax solo right after each other, nevermind Bernie Dresel's drum breaks. But if that's too easy, "Race to the Bridge" is a high-speed dash with three solos that Gordon himself describes as "really, really hard", "even harder", and "impossible to play".
All tracks will be released for $1.99, £0.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track. Tracks will release individually beginning in 2012.
For more information on Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, visit http://www.bigphatband.com/