Big Trouble

Big Trouble was:
Phillip Johnston: soprano, alto saxophone
Steve Swell or Jim Leff: trombone
Rob DeBellis: baritone/soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, alto flute
Joe Ruddick: piano, keyboards, sampler
Dave Hofstra: bass
Kevin Norton: drums

The band began around 1991, and played originals and covers arranged by Johnston, as well as music by Ruddick, Norton, Swell and DeBellis. They recorded three CDs: two for Black Saint, and one for Avant.

They performed Johnston’s score for Tod Browning’s The Unknown, and performed, among other places,  in Rome’s Teatro Verdi, and Florida’s Disney World.


Big Trouble recordings: