Fight The Big Bull
Sunday, December 02, 2012
David Karsten Daniels and Fight the Big Bull perform Daniels' settings of texts by Henry David Thoreau for singer/guitarist and big band, live. This joyous bi-coastal collaboration features the swirling horns and swelling melodies all anchored by Daniels' plaintive vocal lines.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
For this New Sounds, we'll hear music from the unexpected and irresistible collaboration between Richmond, VA's Fight the Big Bull (9-piece avant jazz band), and San Francisco-based songwriter/ composer/musician (with a background in hymn singing) David Karsten Daniels, "I Mean to Live Here Still."
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
For this New Sounds program, John Schaefer throws his annual, highly subjective, completely opinionated list of the ten best new-music releases of 2010 into the ring. Listen to the contenders for this year: a chamber ensemble (ahem, feat. members of the National) in collaboration with an indie vocalist, a Genius-award-winning jazz pianist and his trio, a classical ensemble with a rock rhythm section made of members from an influential post-rock band, a singer-speaker-storyteller with an alter-ego, an indie-classical song cycle for the same vocalist as mentioned above, and an unexpectedly beautiful combination of poetry, singer-songwriter and avant-jazz ensemble. Plus some of the usual suspects...