Carlama Orkestar

(Loplop, LLr 020, 2006)

The Serbian word Çarlama means a wild dance. This description fits this energetic group like a glove. The musicians combine the rich Serbian brassband tradition with rhythms and melodies from all over the Balkan region. The group has an extraordinary line-up. In addition to percussion almost the whole saxophone family is present: from soprano saxophone to the relatively rare bass saxophone. The result resembles a surprising cross between Fanfare Ciocarlia and the World Saxophone Quartet. Hunting rhythms, furious trills, blazing ballads and a good sense of humour are the main ingredients in this group.

Ruchenitsa, composition Steven Kamperman[haiku url=”09-18Ruchenitsa.mp3″ title=”Ruchenitsa”]

Skopsko Horo, traditional[haiku url=”05-19Skopsko-horo.mp3″ title=”Skopsko horo – trad”]

Stanislav Mitrovic – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, voice • Steven kamperman – altosaxophone • Akos Laki – tenor saxophone, voice • Henk Spies – bass saxophone • Sebastian Demydczuk – drums • Behsat Üvez – percussion

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