René Thomas Biography

Belgian jazz-guitarist and one of the finest in Europe.

Born : February 25, 1927 in Liège, Belgium.

Died : January 03, 1975 in Santander, Spain.

Started his career just after World War 2 and settled in Paris in the 1950's. Around 1956 he moved to Canada and played in the U.S.A. with

several of the greatest musicians of the era. Moved back to Europe in 1962 and died in Spain in 1975. Rene Thomas can be heard as a sideman on records by Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Kenny Clarke, Eddy Louiss, Toshiko Akiyosho, Bobby Jaspar, Ingfried Hoffman, Lucky Thompson...

He recorded 4 albums under his own name, one co-leading with Bobby Jaspar and one with Jacques Pelzer.

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