Your Daily Lick: Brass Menažeri

Vranjski San (self-released)



Horns run amok on this Balkan brass band's second effort, a menagerie of sax, clarinet, trumpet, truba, trombone, sousaphone, and much more fused with exotic melodies, a preponderance of energy and pep, and, on occasion, entrancing female vocals. A few songs wander a bit, but that's a minor blemish on an otherwise praiseworthy release.