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Ron Thomas Trio: Impatience

Read "Impatience" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A brief glance at pianist Ron Thomas' website is enlightening, to say the least. He chronicles his life there, providing a detailed biography, a rundown of commercially available compositions, a list of his colleagues, mp3 files, a discography, essays, videos, photos, teaching information, and a list of influences, with names both familiar (Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock) ...

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Ron Thomas Trio: Doloroso

Read "Doloroso" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ron Thomas took a few years off since his last CD release, the excellent House of Counted Days (2002). But just this year, the pianist, a commsumate musical artist, has offered up two stellar piano trio outings, Music in Three Parts and Doloroso.

Thomas employs similar limitations for both of these sets. In the case ...

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Ron Thomas Trio: Music in Three Parts

Read "Music in Three Parts" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Relative simplicity and a complete lack of pretense are two features that make Music in Three Parts such a standout sound. The disc's six tunes are based on three different musical figures: the three “Improptus" on a figure in D minor; the two “Caprices" on a figure in C major; and the final “Epilog" on a ...