Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meeting Mister René Thomas

One of the finest European jazz guitarists to emerge during the 1950s, René Thomas appeared on many sessions with Americans during the next few decades. Influenced as one might expect by Django Reinhardt, Thomas was mostly self-taught and by the 1950s he was a greatly in-demand cool-toned guitarist, playing in a style similar to Jimmy Raney's. In addition to performing with the top European jazz musicians, Thomas worked with Chet Baker (1955), lived in Montreal during 1958-1963, played with Toshiko Akiyoshi and Sonny Rollins, was back in Europe by 1963, and during the next few years worked with Kenny Clarke, Lou Bennett, and Han Bennink among many others. During the 1969-1972 period, Thomas was a member of Stan Getz's European Band (with whom he recorded Dynasty). He died of a sudden heart attack in Spain when he was 47. As a leader, Thomas recorded for Vogue (1954), Barclay, Polydor, Jazzland (1960), RCA, Royal Jazz, and the Italian Vogel label (1974).
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ren%C3%A9-thomas-mn0000884303

René Thomas
Meeting Mr Thomas
(1963)

Tracks

1 Meeting (Thomas)  6:34
2 If You Were the Only Girl in the World (Ayer, Grey)  7:10
3 Wonderful, Wonderful (Edwards, Raleigh)  5:44
4 Doctor Jackle (McLean)  6:10
5 Hannie's Dream (Thomas)  7:29
6 West Coast Blues (Montgomery)  5:41

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Personnel
René Thomas - g
Jacques Pelzer - as [# 1, 4], fl [# 5]
Lou Bennett - org
Gilbert Rovère or Benoît Quersin [# 4-6] - b
Charles Bellonzi - dr

Recorded at the Hoche Studio, Paris ; March 22, 1963

20 comments:

cooljazz said...

Very nice gift. Thank you very much.

nervien said...

merci

Pippo said...

Thank you Melanchthon !

rm said...

merci beaucoup

peer57 said...

thanks a lot!

marcusr said...

Happy New Year, dear Melanchthon!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

grumpy said...

Many thanks for the re-up Mel!

francisco santos said...

BIG THX !!!...

ProfessorCalculus said...

Marci Merci Merci, friend

sandor essedy said...

many thanks.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon.

neil said...

Missed this first time around; on it now. Many thanks, mel...

deGallo said...

Rene Thomas...marvelous! Thank you.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Melanchthon said...

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DEEP said...

CLASP

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

adakun said...

Un placer escuchar a estos grandes músicos. Gracias Mel

Blue Eyes said...

Super post mel! C'est avec cet album que j'ai découvert René, et ce qui m'avait frappé en écoutant "Meeting" c'était la clarté de son jeu et sa retoutable mise en place rytmique et puis son lyrisme bien sûr! et depuis j'ai tous ses albums...don't miss this album guys!