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Gary Thomas, Chair of Jazz Studies and Richard and Elizabeth Case Professor, Peabody Institute

Gary Thomas, Chair of Jazz Studies and Richard and Elizabeth Case Professor, Peabody Institute

Middle Way.mp3

Herbie Hancock Quartet performing Terri Lyne Carrington's composition, Middle Way. Personnel: Gary Thomas (Tenor Saxophone and Flute), Herbie Hancock (Piano), Scott Colley (Bass), Terri Lyne Carrington (Drums)

02. The Corner.mp3

Terri Lyne Carrington's quintet performing her composition, The Corner. Personnel: Gary Thomas (Tenor Saxophone and Flute), Gregoire Maret (Harmonica), Mulgrew Miller (Piano), John Patitucci (Bass), Terri Lyne Carrington (Drums)

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About Gary

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​Hailed by JazzTimes as one of the most “original saxophone voices” of his generation, Gary Thomas has secured a central place in jazz history.    As a saxophonist, flutist, composer and educator, Thomas is absolutely second to none.  One of the few true pioneers of our time, his contributions place him in a class of wholly individual artists who have simultaneously set the technical standard for and reinvented the language of their art.  His resume evidences this, as he has worked... more

Gary Thomas' Pariahs' Pariahs "At Risk"

Live CD Recording at the Johns Hopkins Club
Personnel
Gary Thomas: Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Russell Kirk: Alto Saxophone
Jacob Yoffee: Soprano Saxophone
Nathan Hook: Bass Clarinet
Alex Norris: Trumpet
Larry Williams; French Horn
Andre Hayward: Trombone
Chia-yin "Carol" Ma: Violin
Andre Talle: Cello
Paul Bollenback: Guitar
Kevin Clark: Guitar
Blake Meister: Bass
Byung Kang: Drums

Tunes
1. Exile's Gate
2. Pariah's Pariah
3. Peace of the Corridor
4. The Divide
5. No Mercy Rule
6. Who's In Control

John McLaughlin's The Heart of Things

European Tour
Personnel
John McLaughlin: Guitar
Gary Thomas: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Flute
Jim Beard: Piano, Keyboards
Matthew Garrison: Electric Bass
Dennis Chambers: Drums

Gary Thomas' Pariahs' Pariahs "At Risk" (Live at the Johns Hopkins Club

Personnel
Gary Thomas: Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Russell Kirk: Alto Saxophone
Jacob Yoffee: Soprano Saxophone
Nathan Hook: Bass Clarinet
Alex Norris: Trumpet
Larry Williams; French Horn
Andre Hayward: Trombone
Chia-yin "Carol" Ma: Violin
Andre Talle: Cello
Paul Bollenback: Guitar
Kevin Clark: Guitar
Blake Meister: Bass
Byung Kang: Drums