"Go Marko Go!" - Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra
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- Artist:Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra
- region:Gypsy and Balkan
- release year:2007
- catalogue numberPIR2121
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Promise fulfilled! Boban Markovic, the "King of Balkan Brass" is joined on this original PIRANHA release by his son Marko, upon his coming of age, for a dual reign supreme. The first Boban i Marko Markovic Orkester album with Marko given free rein in the studio, an opportunity he has seized with gusto. From the irresistible invitation of the opening Romanian dance through to the closing Russian romp through the Bubamara medley, it's all systems go-go. Whether sipping cocktails in a Belgrade lounge bar, dazzling us with their dexterity inna big-band jazz stylee, soothing us with a soulful ballad or getting down on the funky disco dance-floor, the Orkestar are at home wherever they are. They're still the best and most innovative Balkan brass band around and, with Marko at the wheel, they're driving off in new directions, transporting the traditions to the world and bringing the world back home. Like father, like son.
"Young man with a horn leads family business toward the bigger time. 3 stars"Robert Christgau "Dean of American Rock Critics"
"These genuine Gypsy Kings turn on a dime effortlessly, their melodies sustained on the air like hovering strings or respiring like a celestial organ. Europe and Asia collide and myths as well as music are thrown skyward by this natural & cultural upheaval"Alastair Johnston, www.muzikfan.com
"Some music is for the head, some is for the feet and some is for the heart. The Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar plays music for the whole body"Herald Times