Kentokaki is a special name, it doesn't mean anything with this spelling, but it actually sounds in Gallego (language of Galicia, Spain) as the words for Who is playing music here? (quen toca aquí?). This is the spirit. Odessa Mamma was born in Paris, in a meeting of musicians that didn't know each other. Each one came from a different musical world, to find klezmer music as a common destination, all together: clarinetist Oleg Dzhevelo, from Volgogrado (Russia), and Gustavo Vázquez (guitar), Laura Romay (bass) and Rodrigo Muñoz (drums), from Spain. There, the band decided which way to go: approach Klezmer to Spain, where this style is not easy to find. Only Oleg Dzhevelo knew this language, but soon after that first meeting, they all started learning fast, and soon Odessa Mamma was recorded, live, in three afternoons, with producer Arturo Vaquero. Clarinet is the musical instrument which best explains human feelings, as it can sound like human voice. Odessa Mamma has huge dynamics: from laughter to cry, from happyness to sadness, from piano to forte in just a few seconds, and that's because of Dzhevelo. Odessa Mamma was recorded at Abrigueiro Studios, live, in three sessions (october 2007, march 2008), by producer and sound engineer Arturo Vaquero. The packaging was designed by Azur González (A Coruña, Spain) as the clean icon for the name Odessa Mamma. It took us 2 months to decide how to do the packaging... it is a 3 sides Digipack, edited by Escóitame (Friol, Spain),we are really pleased to have met Azur González. Thank you!