MP3 Howard Fishman - Do What I Want
NY TIMES says the music "transcends time and idiom." Writer Grant Moser calls the band "Moody,dangerous,ancient,modern,ruthless,longing,explosive and quiet."
13 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, JAZZ: Weird Jazz
HOWARD FISHMAN is an underground grassroots sensation, equally at home performing in tony cabaret rooms,hipster indie clubs,big performing arts centers and little honky-tonk joints. With a full-time touring schedule that regularly takes the band from home (Brooklyn, NY) to Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, DC, Paris and points beyond, HFQ has had its praises trumpeted by no less than The NYTIMES, DOWNBEAT, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER and THE LA TIMES. What keeps the band underground is likely its quirky, uncategorizable style. What THE STAR-LEDGER calls its "smart, postmodern pop" is actually a raw mixture of melodic pop, improvisational jazz, old American blues and hillbilly, New Orleans R&B, classical music, early country, indie rock, free jazz, hip hop, punk, ska and soul. DOWNBEAT calls it "something entirely new."
You may have heard Howard and the band on NPR shows like FRESH AIR with Terry Gross and WORLD CAFÉ with David Dye. If not, you''ve probably not heard them at all. This is music that doesn''t come out and grab its audience by throat. You have to find it on your own, and when you do, you''ll see why HFQ has a dedicated cult following world-wide. Get in on the secret! HFQ performs some of the most interesting and new music happening in America today.
DO WHAT I WANT received four Stars from the ALL MUSIC GUIDE (https://www.tradebit.com).