Gary Thomas (musician)

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Gary Thomas in Munich (2002)

Gary Thomas (born June 10, 1961) is an American jazz saxophonist and flautist from Baltimore, Maryland. He is a member of Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition band and has worked with John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Jim Hall, Dave Holland, Greg Osby, Wayne Shorter, Ravi Coltrane, Cassandra Wilson, Wallace Roney, Miles Davis, Steve Coleman, as well as numerous other premier jazz musicians. He currently serves as Director of Jazz Studies at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Uri Caine

With Jack DeJohnette

With Wallace Roney

  • Verses (Muse, 1987)
  • Intuition (Muse, 1988)
  • The Standard Bearer (Muse, 1989)
  • Obsession (Muse, 1990)

With Tony Reedus

  • Incognito (Enja, 1989)

With Cassandra Wilson

With Christy Doran, Mark Helias and Bobby Previte

  • Corporate Art (JMT, 1991)

With Peter Herborn

  • Traces of Trane (JMT, 1992)
  • Large One (1997)
  • Large Two (2002)

With Gabrielle Goodman

  • Travelin' Light (JMT, 1993)
  • Until We Love (JMT, 1994)

Mit Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-star Orchestra

  • Inspiration (BMG France, 1999)
  • Culmination (BMG France, 1999)

With Greg Osby

  • The Invisible Hand (Blue Note, 1999)

With Ingrid Jensen

  • Higher Grounds (Enja, 1999)

With Terri Lyne Carrington

  • Jazz Is a Spirit (ACT, 2002)

With Lonnie Plaxico

  • So Alive (Eighty-Eight's, 2004)
  • West Side Stories (Plaxmusic, 2006)

With John McLaughlin

  • The Heart Of Things (Verve, 1997)
  • The Heart Of Things. Live In Paris (Verve, 2000)

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