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Fighting The Big Bull

by on March 24, 2011

In the spirit of Rebecca Black, I wanted to find a band, someone OR ANYONE that embodies everything she does not – a musical soul, perhaps? It really didn’t take me that long.

Fight The Big Bull is a jazz collective that represents “rapturously chaotic sound” or so their website’s “about” page tells me. I’ve wanted to post about these guys for a while. They’re absolutely wonderful.

Their arrangements are intricate and polished, yet they their style is somewhat unkempt, leaving the genre of jazz open for the listeners interpretation. They’re clean and messy, new and old, a paradox contemporary music.

A recent project of theirs was an album led by David Karsten Daniels, who arranged Henry David Throeau poems as lyrics. This is so much better than Rebecca Black.

David Karsten Daniels & Fight The Big Bull – Salmon Brook from FatCat Records on Vimeo.

They’re currently playing with Megafun as a part of their ‘Sounds of the South’ performance.