Indies Scope / 2008
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The best of three serial albums, plus two songs never released and 4 covers, it is the record from the energic and vibrant concert of the Liberec folk-rock Jarret.
In 2008, Liberec Jarret band releases a new CD following three serial albums (Hic non sun Leones, Unikat, Vztahem zapni) which is the live concert recording from the Liberec theatre „Malé divadlo (The Small Theatre)“. Although the name of the new addition of band’s discography is Jarret Sobě, the new album is intended mainly to those who took a fancy for Jarret’s concerts because of their live and spontaneous expression. As Marek Štulíř says, the main idea was „… endeavour to catch natural energy of the band and to play songs which have accompanied us for a certain period of time and there was no space for them on any serial album or their concert form differs from the versions being already recorded."
The actual trend places the “equal sign“ between live recordings and selections of the best of the band’s production. This rule holds for most of music bands also. Naturally, Jarret conceived the selection of songs for its live album somewhat untraditionally. In addition to compositions that can be found on previous albums of the band and which used to get a new arrangement often, also songs taken over appear on the CD „Jarret sobě“. "There are 4 cover versions of our favourite singers (Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow and even Israeli singer with the pseudonym of NOA) which have been accompanying us for a long time. And then, also author compositions „Slavnosti ticha“ and „Blues pro 1.řadu“ that are the songs about 20 years old and which were written by Pavel Havlík for the group „… a hosté (and guests). We have been playing them for the whole period of Jarret’s existence but somehow, they were not suitable for any of our three CDs."
Since the last serial album, Jarret has also changed personally. „The essential change is that Honza Noha is not playing percussions any more with us, being replaced by Tomáš Piala. Further, we took Marek Ottl as a member who had been cooperating with us for a longer period of time by organizing teams for the brass section – he plays keyboards, trombone, ukulele with us – moreover, he sings lovely.“ The live album of Jarret is more energized by invited guests. Jarret is also accompanied with a four-member brass section or vocal band Offbeat alongside the well-known saxophone of Mr. Ropeman alias Jan Provazník. The pedal steel Guitar player David Babka was also involved in album recording and an almost exclusive song author of Jarret and ex-guitarist and singer of the band Bohuš Vašák was also given a place on the CD.
The live album „Jarret sobě“ is a live evidence of the fact that Jarret grew up and became one of the most outstanding music formations on the Czech music scene. The recording not only joins musical maturity and professionalism but also the zest of "music-making" and desire of Jarret’s members to entertain not only audience but also themselves. So maybe that’s why “Jarret sobě”.