Music group Bashavel was formed in 2006 as a joint project of the acclaimed Slovak jazz musicians who had
previously worked together in various jazz formations (Pacora Trio – WOMEX Selection 2015 and Nothing but
In the language of their music, they want to pick up the threads of folk music traditions.Cimbalom,
piano, drums, double bass and violin transform the folk songs and motifs into variety of moods, colours and
rhythms, oscillating among multiple
genres. There are many successful projects that have proved the versatility and mastery of each Bashavel
member. Especially Stano Paluch, Marcel Comendant and Robo Ragan are renowned as virtuoso musicians and
composers, no less as the members of Pacora Trio. Stano Palúch is acclaimed as one of the most original
musical visionaries in Slovakia today
The Bashavel band members have collaborated on various projects with artists of genres outside of world
music and jazz. Stano Paluch and his fellow musicians have collaborated on the album Nezachod slunecko by
Jitka Suranska, which won the Czech Angel Award 2013 in the Folk & World Music category.
The wide spectrum of interests and creative projects of the band members became a reason for the delay of
the long-awaited debut album of Bashavel. Finally in 2017 the album Hoorhay was released and shortly
afterward won theRadio Head Award 2017 (Slovakian „Grammy Award“) as the best Jazz album.
The carefully selected compositions of the long-term collaboration are musical delight that proves the
musicianship that is nothing less than stunning.
Since their beginnings, the group have managed to perform in several concerts and festivals: in Radio Katowice,
in Marseille, festivals Konvergencie, Jazzfest Brno, Viva musica!, Folk Holiday Náměšť nad Oslavou and many
We can be sure that this band, while seeking new challenges, will continue to make moving, virtuosic music for
delighted audiences at home and abroad.
– violin Stanislav Palúch
– piano Klaudius Kováč
– cimbalom Marcel Comendant
– double bass Róbert Ragan
– drums Peter Solárik
Album: Hoorhay (2017, Hudobný Fond)
Hruška – autor: Stanislav Palúch
Poštár – ľudová