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René-François-Auguste-Nicolas Thomas
Birth: Feb. 25, 1926
Saint-Malo
Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine
Bretagne, France
Death: Jan. 3, 1975
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Musician. Born in Liege, Belgium, he is regarded as one of the finest European jazz guitarist. Self-taught, he began playing in 1954, with Bobby Jaspar in Paris and soon was a greatly in demand sessions player. In addition to performing with the top European jazz musicians, he worked with Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Kenny Clarke, Lou Bennett and Han Bennink. He also was a member of Stan Getz's band (1958-63). His recordings included "Guitar Groove" (1960), "Meeting Mr. Thomas" (1963), "Blue Note" (1964) and "Real Cat" (1974). He died of a sudden heart attack while on tour in Spain at age 47. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Cimetiere de Robermont
Liege
Liège, Belgium
 
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Originally Created by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 21, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22431
René-François-Auguste-Nicolas Thomas
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