René Thomas (guitarist)
|Born||25 February 1927|
|Died||3 January 1975 (aged 47)|
|Labels||Vogue, Barclay, Polydor, Jazzland, RCA|
|Associated acts||The Bob Shots|
René Thomas (25 February 1927 – 3 January 1975) was a jazz guitarist from Belgium.
In the early 1950s, he moved to Paris and became part of the modern jazz scene, playing in the style of Jimmy Raney. Back in Europe in 1962, he toured and recorded with Chet Baker, Bobby Jaspar, Kenny Clarke, Eddy Louiss, Stan Getz, Lucky Thompson, Sonny Criss, Jacques Pelzer, Lou Bennett, Charles "Lolo" Bellonzi, and Ingfried Hoffmann.
- Guitar Groove (1960)
- Meeting Mr. Thomas (Sunnyside, 1963)
- Blue Note (Paris, 1964) (Royal, 1964)
- Eddy Louiss-Kenny Clarke-René Thomas (RCA, 1974)
- Hommage a René Thomas (Timeless, 2000)
- Jazz in Paris: The Real Cat (Universal/Verve, 2001)
- Guitaristic (2007)
- René Thomas and His Orchestra (Barclay, 2010)
With Chet Baker
- Chet Is Back! (1962)
- Somewhere over the Rainbow (1962)
- Brass/Trio, Sonny Rollins (1958)
- The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon, Dexter Gordon (1960)
- Dynasty, Stan Getz (Verve, 1971)
- From Newport to Nice, Lee Konitz (1992)
- Jazz 'Round Midnight, Duke Ellington (1992)
- The 1954 Paris Sessions, Roy Haynes (2001)
- Yanow, Scott. "René Thomas". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
- John Wilson (13 April 1990). "Sounds Around Town". The New York Times.
- "Rene Thomas, 47, Guitarist, With Rollins, Getz and Baker". New York Times. 6 January 1975. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
- "René Thomas | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 December 2016.