Vranjski San

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Well, here's something a little different -- an American Balkan brass band. Inspired by all the wonderful brass players and groups to have emerged from the Balkans, West Coast-based Brass Menazeri have done their research well. They're a tight little outfit on this, their second release, even if they don't pack the explosive punch that characterizes those from Mitteleuropa. That said, they have a lot going for them, with some excellent charts and a great female singer in Briget Boyle, who brings a great deal to this party. Their own compositions and a few covers sit well alongside the traditional material, which is pulled from all over the region. Probably dynamic live, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Well, here's something a little different -- an American Balkan brass band. Inspired by all the wonderful brass players and groups to have emerged from the Balkans, West Coast-based Brass Menazeri have done their research well. They're a tight little outfit on this, their second release, even if they don't pack the explosive punch that characterizes those from Mitteleuropa. That said, they have a lot going for them, with some excellent charts and a great female singer in Briget Boyle, who brings a great deal to this party. Their own compositions and a few covers sit well alongside the traditional material, which is pulled from all over the region. Probably dynamic live, they feel a little constrained in the studio.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/2010
  • Label: Porto Franco Records
  • UPC: 694220364228
  • Catalog Number: 18
  • Sales rank: 255,591

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vranjski San (5:05)
  2. 2 Hajde Fato (7:14)
  3. 3 Mikrokonstandínos /Zone Erotikos (6:35)
  4. 4 Izgubljeno Jagnje (2:02)
  5. 5 Cocekahedron (4:01)
  6. 6 Phirava, Daje (5:09)
  7. 7 Vranjanka (4:35)
  8. 8 Mejra Na Tabutu (3:33)
  9. 9 Hasan's Dream (1:41)
  10. 10 E Davulja (5:13)
  11. 11 Mandilátos (4:24)
  12. 12 Lal Lal Hothon Pe (4:42)
  13. 13 Izgubljeno Jagnje (1:11)
  14. 14 Kozarica Kolo (4:05)
  15. 15 Opa Cupa Fly (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brass Menazeri Balkan Brass Band Primary Artist
Henry Hung Trumpet, Guest Appearance
Michele Simon Cymbals, Tambourine, Vocals
Ezra Gale Electric Bass, Guest Appearance
David Satori Electric Guitar, Guest Appearance
Eric Oberthaler Trumpet, Background Vocals
Peter Jaques Clarinet, Truba
Briget Boyle Conga, Vocals, Snare Drums, Roto Toms
Jason Slota Drums, Guest Appearance
Larry Leight Trombone
Rachel Macfarlane Euphonium
Technical Credits
Shyam Brass Band Arranger
Benny Golson Composer
King Ferus Mustafov Composer
Traditional Composer
Michele Simon Producer
Dzansever Composer, Lyricist
Anu Malik Composer
Eric Oberthaler Composer
Peter Jaques Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Briget Boyle Producer
S. Bajramovic Composer
Larry Leight Arranger
Rachel Macfarlane Producer
Milan Nikolic Arranger
Mark Reveley Mastering
Peter Jacques Arranger
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