COMPOSERS: Gypsy Groovz Orchestra
ALBUM TITLE: Night Train for Lovers and Thieves
PERFORMER: Gypsy Groovz Orchestra
CATALOGUE NO: 495126
The Serbian town of Guca hosts a wild festival of Balkan brass each year, and gypsy groovz orchestra attend regularly. Night Train For Lovers and Thieves captures its atmosphere in these relaxed jams recorded live in the studio (not onstage). It includes the sounds of seven other ensembles, as well as post-production contributors.
The results are a sensuous, swaying treat, with multi-layered, melismatic horns, jangling cimbaloms, wheezing accordions and lithely skipping percussion. Jon Lusk