Panorama Jazz Band feat Georgi Petrov - Pembe Oro ("Pink Dance")

from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You by Panorama Jazz Band and Panorama Brass Band plus special guests

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Pembe Oro is a very popular tune in Macedonia that comes to us via our accordionist Matt Schreiber. The title means "Pink Dance" (although we're not sure what that refers to).

In Macedonia or Southern Bulgaria you might hear a plucked and fretted stringed instrument called a Tambura that is commonly used in folkloric music. Our recording features guest banjoist, Bulgaria-born and New Orleans-living Georgi Petrov, playing a tenor banjo he borrowed for the session from our regular player, Patrick Mackey. This particular instrument, like the tambura, the mandolin or the 12-string guitar, features double string courses where there are eight strings, instead of four, tuned in unisons or octaves. With it's brighter sound and longer decay, it lends the track a bit of a different flavor than anything we've heard so far in Panorama's output.

Go back and listen to the intro vamp on our last release, "Shame Shame Shame" (May 2016) and stick around for upcoming releases the rest of the year. You'll hear Georgi playing Patrick's eight-string banjo on everything we recorded on that March 21st session.


from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You, track released June 1, 2016
Recorded March 21, 2016 at Listen Up! Studios, New Orleans, LA
Ben Schenck - Clarinet
Matt Schreiber - Accordion
Georgi Petrov - Banjo
Steve Glenn - Tuba
Doug Garrison - Drums

Music arranged by Ben Schenck, Matt Schreiber and Georgi Petrov
Recorded, edited and mixed by Michael Seaman at Listen Up!
Studios, New Orleans, LA
Mastered by Lu Rojas at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA
Graphic design by Ben Schenck and Daniel Murphy
Cover photo by Greg Miles


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The Panorama Jazz Band and the Panorama Brass Band have been working steadily in New Orleans and beyond since 1995. Many hundreds of nightclub gigs, festivals, weddings, crawfish boils and Mardi Gras parades have added to this community of musicians' collective experience, all of which they bring to each of their recordings. ... more

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