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Big Band Session: The Big Phat Band. Located in Hollywood and comprising some of the finest session and jazz musicians in Tinseltown, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band reflects its origins in precision ensemble work and barnstorming solos. Regularly voted best big band by jazz fans, Big Phat Band swings from the very start of Jazz Alley this week. (Featuring the band’s new release “Life in the Bubble”.)