Born: 1942 Primary Instrument: Piano
Ron Thomas has a long association with the experimental musical tradition both as a Classical Composer and as a Jazz musician. His musical interests were nurtured by his mother Helen and his father Buddy, a gifted amateur pianist and entertainer. Ron was attracted to both the Classical Music and the Jazz that he heard growing up at home and eventually became a Classical Composer and a Jazz pianist. He has a Master's degree in Composition and has enjoyed the friendship and counsel of such well-known musicians as John Cage and Herbie Hancock. In 1972 Ron recorded with guitarist Pat Martino, (Live!, now reissued as Head and Heart) and with saxophonist Eric Kloss (One, Two, Free). Ron is admired for his lyrical and well crafted Jazz playing and his impressive catalog of classical works. Three previous sessions as a leader on the Vectordisk label are also available, Scenes from a Voyage to Arcturus, The House of Counted Days and 17 Solo Piano Improvisations.
Blues for Zarathustra
Art of Life Records AL1032-2
Art of Life Records AL1021-2
Music In Three Parts
Art of Life Records AL1010-2
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