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Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocărlia

balkan brass battle

Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocărlia
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Release: 20th May 2011

Cat. Nr.: CD-ATR 2911/ LP-ATR 3011
Format: CD / LP / 13 tracks
Total playing time 46:15
File under:
Balkan / Brass / Gypsy
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SoundRootsworld music charts europeSonglines National Geographic World Music Finally, the two titans of East European Gypsy music go head to head in a Balkan brass encounter of epic proportions. Following the tradition of brass battles from Serbia's legendary Guca Brass Festival to New Orleans' mean streets, the Balkan Brass Battle showcases the wit, passion and musical genius of Europe's Romany Gypsy people.

In the left corner: Fanfare Ciocărlia, the Romanian rockers who rose from rural obscurity to international fame as one of the world's most explosive live bands. Their fierce groove helped fuel a global beats revolution: Fanfare Ciocărlia tearing the roof off the sucka night after night!

In the right corner: Serbian trumpet legend Boban Marković & Orkestar - survivors of the Yugoslav civil war, Guca Festival's greatest champions, immortalized in Emir Kusturica's maverick films, Boban's Orkestar now feature young gun Marko Marković, the fastest trumpet in town!

The Balkan Brass Battle CD was recorded across a feverish, sleepless forty-eight hours in a Transylvanian hotel right outside Graf Dracula, the castle of Vlad Tepes. Both bands laid down their hottest grooves then shaped up for a battle royal in the studio. Your ears won't believe these Gypsy mavericks turbo charged takes on Duke Ellington's 'Caravan' and John Barry's 'James Bond Theme'. Also recorded were Balkan folk tunes, original compositions and a surreal take on 'Gummy Bear' from the McDonalds' Kids Menu...(read more)

Musicians

Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra

Boban Marković - trumpet, vocal
Marko Marković - trumpet, vocal
Sasa Jemčić - trumpet
Miroslav Krstić - trumpet
Dragan Kocić - trumpet
Goran Spasić - tenor horn
Isidor Eminović - tenor horn
Danijel Mirković - tenor horn
Dragan Jovanović - tenor horn
Mustafa Salimović - helicon
Sasa Stanojević - percussion
Aleksandar Stosić - snare
Nedzat Zumberović - goc

Fanfare Ciocărlia

Costica "Cimai" Trifan - trumpet, vocals
Radulescu Lazar - trumpet, vocals
Paul Marian Bulgaru - trumpet
Trifan Craciun - trumpet
Oprica Ivancea - clarinet, alto saxophon
Daniel Ivancea - alto saxophon
Constantin "Pinca" Cantea - tuba
Monel "Gutzel" Trifan - tuba
Constantin "Sulo" Calin - tenor horn
Laurentiu Mihai Ivancea - baritone horn
Costel "Gisniaca" Ursu - large drum
Nicolae Ionita - percussion

Titles

01. Battle Call 00:36 / 02. Mrak Kolo (Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra) 04:21 / 03.Suita a la Ciobanas (Fanfare Ciocărlia) 04:13 / 04. James Bond Theme (Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocărlia) 04:11 / 05. Caravan (Fanfare Ciocărlia) 03:34 / 06. Caravan (Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra) 03:18 / 07. Devla (Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocărlia) 04:07 / 08. Topdzijsko Kolo (Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra) 03:05
09. Dances from the monastery hills (Fanfare Ciocărlia) 02:57 / 10. Disco Dzumbus (Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocărlia) 03:26 / 11. I am your Gummy Bear (Fanfare Ciocărlia) 03:12 / 12. Otpisani (Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra) 04:00 / 13. Asfalt Tango (Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocărlia) 05:14

Mrak Kolo - composed by Marko Marković published by Asphalt Tango Records
Suita a la Ciobanas - traditional, arranged by Oprica Ivancea & Adrian Sical, published by Asphalt Tango Records, James Bond Theme - composed by Monty Norman, Caravan - composed by Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol, Devla - composed by Marko Marković, published by Piranha Records, Topdzijsko Kolo - traditional, arranged by Marko Marković, published by Asphalt Tango Records, Dances from the monastery hills - traditional, arranged by Oprica Ivancea & Adrian Sical, published by Asphalt Tango Records, Disco Dzumbus - composed by Lajko Felix, arranged by Boban Marković, published by Piranha Records, I am your Gummy Bear - composed by Christian Andre und Christian Phillipp Schneider, Otpisani - composed by Mića Marković, arranged by Boban Marković, published by Piranha Records, Asfalt Tango - composed by Adrian Sical, published by Piranha Records


Total playing time 46:15

 

Recommended listening

 
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Mrak Kolo
(Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra)
Suita a la Ciobanas
(Fanfare Ciocarlia)

Devla (Fanfare Ciocarlia and Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra)

 

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This production was mastered by Henry Ernst and Marc Elsner at Headroom Studio Berlin.