Jan Zehrfelds Panzerballett

Hart Genossen Von ABBA Bis Zappa - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9664-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 96642 1
  • German Release: 28/08/2009
  • Genre: Crossover, Young German Jazz

"Noch nie haben Jazz und Metal derart harmoniert, (..) bisher war es noch nie so stimmig, originell und gleichermaßen ausgeflippt und intelligent!“ Concerto (AT). "Jedes Stück offenbart eine Überraschung." (Jazzthing)

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“Faster than Metallica, more powerful than Motörhead, and funnier than Rammstein” - that’s how the prestigious German newspaper DIE WELT described Jan Zehrfeld and his group Panzerballett. With a unique combination of jazz and heavy metal the band deconstructs music genres like few others. Few German recordings have caused such a national and international furore as did Starke Stücke, Panzerballett’s 2008 debut album for ACT. Hart Genossen von ABBA bis Zappa is the stylistic anarchists’ eagerly anticipated second escapade. Musical purists and the “jazz police” will despair, but emancipated listeners will walk away enchanted with smiles on their faces.The German title is a play on words: The title can alternately be understood as “Tough Comrades” or “Thoroughly Enjoyed”. And indeed, on this new album Jan Zehrfeld’s tough musical comrade...

line up

Jan Zehrfeld - guitar & background vocals
Martin Mayrhofer - guitar & vocals
Alexander von Hagke - tenor saxophone
Gregor Bürger - tenor & soprano saxophone
Heiko Jung - bass
Sebastian Lanser - drums

Special Guests:
Klaus Doldinger - saxophone solo on # 3
Okan Ersan - guitar solo on # 7
Conny Kreitmeier - vocals on # 4 & # 8
Ernst Ströer - percussion on # 4
Andy Lind - vocals & synth./sample programming on # 9
Bastian Jütte - background vocals on # 8
Ron van Lankeren - background vocals on # 4
Jan Vacik - keyboards on # 7 

Recording Information

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamscape Studios, Munich, Nov. 2008 - Feb. 2009
Produced by Jan Zehrfeld
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch