Jens Thomas

You Can’t Keep A Good Cowboy Down - Jens Thomas Plays Ennio Morricone - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9273-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92732 3
  • German Release: 01/01/2000
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

"Audiophile" STEREOPLAY
Januar 2000

Only digitally available

Cologne’s Stadtanzeiger newspaper calls Jens Thomas "The Jimi Hendrix of the piano". Speaking of Thomas’s solo CD Endlich Allein in his article in the Zeit newspaper’s feuilleton section, Michael Naura marveled that Jens "didn’t kowtow to the American superstars; instead, he developed a European format". With Jens Thomas’s first album for ACT, You Can’t Keep a Good Cowboy Down, Thomas focuses his unique personal creativity on the  interpretation of the music of the great film composer Ennio Morricone. Jens Thomas was born in 1970 in Braunschweig, Germany. He began studying classical piano at the age of six, and at the age of fifteen started playing in rock bands and experimenting with electronic keyboards. While most jazz pianists were nurtured on Monk, Bud Powell, and Herbie Hancock, Thomas’s earliest influen...

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Jens Thomas - piano
Paolo Fresu - trumpet, flugelhorn
Antonello Salis - accordion

Recording Information

Recorded by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studios, Oslo, Norway, on July 26, 1999 and by Spike Streefkerk at Park Studios, Tutzing, Germany on October 18, 1999
Mixed and mastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Produced by Siegfried Loch