Slavic Soul Party - Bigger

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I had heard good things about this Brooklyn-based band of jazz musicians who take the instrumental folk music of the Balkans and Macedonia and give it their own twist several years ago, but when I finally got to actually hear one of their albums, I was quite surprised to find that one of the members is Matt Moran of the Claudia Quintet! This is a combination of traditional tunes and New Orleans funk tunes (Look-ka Py Py, Ya-Ya, etc) and the mix *works*! Recommended for ethnic music fans who aren't sticklers for 'tradition'! "Fiery Balkan brass, hip-grinding American grooves, and ecstatic anthems both new and old: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City‚ melding Gypsy, East European, Mexican, and Asian immigrant backgrounds with American jazz and soul & developed a reputation for delivering a great time."- NY Times.
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