Ida Kelarová on this new recording, together with Desiderius Dužda, started again their mutual understanding with the band Jazz Famelija. This time on the album called Šunen Savore (Slyšte všichni) they try to bring the beauty of music in relation to restless, spontaneous temperament Roma heart to their listeners. Fifteen songs present Ida Kelarová and her teammates in the best light throughout musical journey which they had already presented before on their album called Aven Bachtale. Compared to the jazz record Aven Bachtale, the current album is more focused on the Roma song.
Recording took place in the Sono Records studios and was originating right there on the spot. Ida Kelarová says about it: “Songs are being created constantly and we are not able to record them, which would be a shame. So I felt the impulse and we went for it. We are that kind of group where everybody plays and we also have other activities, so when we get together it’s really only at concerts. This time we all met for 6 days and we were creative in the studio. I introduced our new songs to the band right there on the spot. None of us really knew what would come out of it.” The resulting recording only confirms that these musicians are on the same wavelength. The musicians don’t deny they enjoy jazz music and that they are jazz musicians, but overall, the attention is concentrated on the song and melody and that’s why the vocals by Ida Kelarová and other guests stand out. You can hear three other soloists on the album. Marie Duždová, Jan Dužda and Oto Bunda show along with Ida Kelarová the beauty of Roma singing.
There are also other guests (Ondrej Čtveráček – saxophone, Július Baroš – trumpet, Štěpán Janoušek – trombone), who are joined by Serbian accordionist Lelo Nika. He plays mix of music production from Balkans, jazz music and especially the Romanic music and he has been a longtime friend of Ida Kelarová. “The icing on the cake is my longtime friend and great artist Lelo Nika. Basically, I had a longtime dream to invite Lelo to cooperation with me, so this time it turned out well. On a top of that I love the accordion as a musical instrument because in our musical family this instrument held an important position.”
Previous albums by Ida Kelarová were conceptual, whether jazz or balladic. This time the new album brings pure joy of music and songs. The best would be to quote the introductory words by Iva Klímová on the album:
Roma music and culture is lively. Songs accompany us through the entire life. Roma songs have magical powers, they are the gem of Roma culture. They show the heart, soul and nature of man and the entire nation.
About the Jazz Famelija group
The work of Jazz Famelija and Ida Kelarová is characterized by mixing Roma and jazz elements, Roma harmonies and Latin-American rhythms with the sound of a jazz band. Ida Kelarová invited the best Czech and Slovak musicians who unite traditions of Roma musicianship and innovative approach of young jazz musicians. The current group is: