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Boban I Marko Balkan Brass Fest

  • 1. Balkan Fest
    2. Southern Comfort
    3. Sat (Time)
    4. Mundo Cocek
    5. Od Srca (From the Heart)
    6. Povratak U Han (Back to Han)
    7. Sanja Samba
    8. Mere Yaara Dildara (Friend of My Heart)
    9. Magija (Magic)
    10. Bugarcica
    11. Boban I Marko
    12. Bratski Cocek
    13. Biseri Srbije, Pt. 1 (Pearls of Serbia)
    14. Biseri Srbije, Pt. 2 (Pearls of Serbia)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1790

  • Credits
    ProducerFrank London

    Personnel includes: Boban Markovic, Marko Markovic.
    Personnel: Boban Markovic (vocals, flugelhorn); Durak Demirov (saxophone); Frank London (trumpet); Srdjan Spasic, Marija Markovic, Jovica Ajdarevic (flugelhorn); Curtis Hasselbring (trombone); Asim Ajdinovic, Goran Spasic, Dragoljub Eminovic, Isidor Eminovic (tenor horn); Sasa Stanojevic, Aaron Alexander (drums); Asmet Eminovic (snare drum); Mahmoud Fadl (percussion).
    Liner Note Author: Bojan Djordjevic.
    Recording information: K3 Sonic Factory, Berlin, Germany (2003); Studio Plateforme, Sete (2003); Studio Zvezdara, Belgrade, Serbia (2003).
    Arrangers: Boban Markovic; Sarah Moore.
    Boban Markovic and his band are, quite simply, the best of the Balkan brass bands. They can negotiate hairpin turns in arrangements and a frantic pace, and give the listener a shock of adrenaline with their playing. As always, the playing is exemplary throughout, but one of the purposes of this disc is to introduce Markovic's son, 15-year-old Marko, who proves to be a trumpet sensation like his father. Not as polished, and not completely up to his speed, but still remarkable. The music itself is definitely a mixed bag, like the Latin "Sanja Samba," which offers an aerobic workout whose roots might be in Brazil but whose heart runs a marathon. There's even a venture in Bollywood with A.R. Rahman's "Mere Yaara Dildara," which ends up reflected through a Balkan prism. However, much of the material is homegrown, and quite splendid -- the trumpet dialogues between father and son are a standout, as is their unison work. Once again Markovic hits the jackpot and proves his quality. ~ Chris Nickson

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Dizzy, lyrical cacophonous, the Orkestar's best album passes singer-fluegelhornist Boban's baton to his young son Marko..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (3/04, p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A great album by the best brass band in the gypsy stronghold of southern Serbia: brilliant ultrafast, supremely rowdy arrangements."
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