Eine Hommage an die Musik von AC/DC - nicht laut und rockig, sondern balladesk und intim. Aus Hardrock wird lyrische Kammermusik, werden total herunter gedimmte, impressionistische, bis auf das Grundgerüst völlig improvisierte Balladen.
It’s the comeback of the year - after eight years, pianist Jens Thomas is presenting a new album on ACT, and a very unusual one at that: “Speed of Grace” – a tribute to the music of Australian hard rockers AC/DC, featuring not their typical loud rock, but rather music which is more reminiscent of intimate ballads. That the name Jens Thomas needs to be explained to young jazz fans also shows how short lived the jazz industry can be, as it was only a decade ago that this same Jens Thomas had one of the most rapid career ascents in German jazz history.Born in 1970, Thomas grew up with rock music before discovering jazz and studied with Dieter Glawischnig at the Hamburg College of Music and Theatre. With his first group Triocolor, founded in 1993, he gained only minor recognition until his first solo album – “Endlich allein”, from 1999 – r...line up
Recorded at Hansa Tonstudios Berlin by Arne Schumann, February 28 & March 1, 2011.
Mixed and mastered at Mikrokosmos Studio by George Kaleve & Arne Schumann.
Produced by Siggi Loch & Jens Thomas
Cover art: © 2009 Gregor Gaida „E“, Acrylic resin, sprayed lacquer, cloth.