The best brass orchestra in Serbia. The Boban Markovic Orchestra
has the best innovation imaginable – fifteen-year-old horn player
Marko Markovic. He's the son of bandleader Boban, but this is not
nepotism. He is a most talented young musician who provides liberated
solos on most tracks of the new CD Boban i Marko, released in Serbia
and Montenegro on the B92 music label.
After the great commercial success of the previous CD, Bistra Reka
(B92), the critical success of Live in Belgrade (Piranha Records),
and concerts all over the world, the Boban Markovic Orchestra went
into the studio in May this year with a collection of new songs
already tried on audiences throughout Europe in March and April.
The twelve-strong Roma band has taken its development of brass music
in Serbia even further. Lots of guest performers, a number of songs
written especially for the band and a few unexpected covers make
this album, recorded in Serbia and France, unique.
top English-language world music magazine, Songlines, has put the
album in its Top of the World category.
The band will continue its regular touring in 2004, with more than
a hundred performances on several continents.
“It’s like being injected intravenously with a life-giving
drug. Markovic’s music might sound wild and improvised but actually
it’s meticulously worked out and rehearsed.”
Simon Broughton, Songlines