Bobby Thomas (jazz drummer)
|Bobby Thomas (jazz drummer)|
Bobby Thomas is a jazz drummer.
A member of Junior Mance's trio in 1960, Thomas recorded with The Montgomery Brothers in New York in January 1960.
On August 29, 1966 he recorded on some unreleased Atlantic Records tracks with the Dorothy Ashby Octet, featuring Clark Terry (tp, flh) Hubert Laws (fl) John Patton (org) Richard Davis (b) Ray Barretto, Randall Hicks (Latin per) and on the following day, a further series of tracks, also unreleased, by the Dorothy Ashby Nonet, with the same personnel, minus Laws and with Richard Williams (tp, flh) and Clifford Jordan (ts, fl) instead.
Note: The drummer Bobby Thomas is not to be confused with the percussionist of the same name.
- 1960: The Soulful Piano of Junior Mance - Junior Mance Trio, with Ben Tucker (b) Bobby Thomas (d)
- 1961: My Funny Valentine - Paul Desmond (as) Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (woodwinds) Gloria Agostini (harp) Jim Hall (g) Milt Hinton (b) Bobby Thomas (d) Bob Prince (cond) unidentified strings
- 1961: Groove Yard - The Montgomery Brothers (Riverside)
- 1964: Many Faces of Art Farmer - Art Farmer (flh) Charles McFarson (as) Tommy Flanagan (p) Ron Carter (b Steve Swallow (b) Bobby Thomas (d)
- 1964: Our Mann Flute - Herbie Mann Octet - Dave Pike (vib) Don Friedman (p) Attila Zoller (g) Jack Six (b) Bobby Thomas (d) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga) Willie Bobo (tim) Bobby Thomas (Atlantic)
- 1964: The Laws of Jazz - Hubert Laws Quartet - Chick Corea (p) Richard Davis (b) Bobby Thomas (d) (Atlantic)
- 1964: Manhattan Latin - Dave Pike Nonet - with Dave Burns (tp) Ray Copeland (flh) Hubert Laws (picc, sax) Chick Corea (p) Israel Lopez (b) Willie "Bobo" Correa (d) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga) Bobby Thomas
- 1965: Flute By-Laws - Hubert Laws Orchestra
- 1966: The Tender Storm - Eddie Harris Quartet, with Cedar Walton (p) Ron Carter (b) Bobby Thomas (d)
- 1968: Manhattan Serenade - Earl Coleman - with Jerome Richardson (fl) Billy Taylor (p) Frank Foster (ts) Tom McIntosh Eddie Williams (ts) Gene Bertoncini (g) Reggie Workman (b) Bobby Thomas (d)
- 1989: "The Jazzmobile Allstars" - Billy Taylor, with Frank Wess (f, ss, ts), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Ted Dunbar (g), Bobby Thomas (d)
- 1991: "White Nights" Billy Taylor Trio - with Victor Gaskin (b) Bobby Thomas (d)
- 1.0 1.1 Feather, Leonard & Gitler, Ira The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz Oxford University Press US, 2007 ISBN 01953-2000X, 97801953-20008 at Google Books
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