On Grace Rachel selects songs by U2, Nirvana, Kate Bush, Björk and John Lennon to mix with her own compositions binding the ten tracks of the album with spare arrangements and universal themes encompassing love, pain and growth. The simplicity of a trio consisting of Rachel's piano, long-time collaborator Bobbie Rae's signature drums/percussion and Chris J. Luard on bass, recorded with Chesky's renowned minimalist miking techniques, creates a most intimate environment for such eloquent material.
Main Artists Rachel Z
Chris J. Luard - bass
Bobbie Rae - drums, percussion
Rachel Z - piano, vocals
Producer David Chesky
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Matthew Epstein, Lisa Hershfield
Engineer Nicholas Prout
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
Recorded January 17-21, 2005.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
- Protect This Child [Rachel Z]
- Moon In Your Hair [Rachel Z]
- One [Bono/Adam Clayton/The Edge/Larry Mullen, Jr.]
- Grace [Rachel Z]
- Pain [Rachel Z]
- Come As You Are [Kurt Cobain]
- This Women's Work [Kate Bush]
- Riot [Rachel Z]
- Imagine [John Lennon]
Photography by Janette Beckman.
Art Direction by Andrij Borys.
Reviews"To connect with new listeners without selling out or dumbing down, Rachel has found a way to make the age-old piano trio relevant and fresh to younger ears"- Jazzreview.com