Guitarist Adrian Raso and Romanian brass band stars Fanfare Ciocarlia have a new album titled Devil’s Tale, scheduled for release in North America on February 2014. The musicians worked with the great Swedish animator and illustrator Mattias Gordon to produce a video of their song ‘Urn St. Tavern.’
Devil’s Tale brings together the sounds of Balkan brass with Gypsy Jazz guitar. Fanfare Ciocarlia is a leading brass with 24 musicians. Raso is a guitar maestro specialized in the Gypsy Jazz style developed by Django Reinhardt.
“Meeting the band was a great experience,” says Raso. “We bonded instantly. We joked about being separated brothers as it really did feel like that. Musically we understood each other from the get go.”
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.