Larry Reni Thomas

About Author Larry Reni Thomas

Larry Reni Thomas, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, is a writer/radio announcer/lecturer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who has worked at seven radio stations and whose journalistic work has appeared in downbeat and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten and Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!: A Fictional Account of The Wilmington Ten Incident of February 1971. Thomas also wrote The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, an article that included an exclusive interview with North Carolina native, Helen Morgan, who killed the 33-year-old jazz trumpet legend. Thomas’ lecture, The Carolina Jazz Connection With Larry Thomas, has been presented at schools, colleges, universities, libraries and public places since 2008, and he was also listed in the downbeat magazine jazz critics poll for 2012. Larry is presently writing a history of The Barn: Wilmington, North Carolina Jazz Mecca (1945-50). He is also featured in the documentary films: Wilmington On Fire and American Jazz Musician. Email: larryrthomas@bellsouth.net , blog: carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com.

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I CALLED HIM MORGAN: SWEDISH FILM ON LEE MORGAN TO BE SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EUROPE AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

“I Called Him Morgan” a documentary film about the trumpet legend Lee Morgan, and Helen Morgan, the lady who shot Lee Morgan, has been selected to be shown at The Venice International Film Festival (http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/73rd-festival/line-up/), in September 2016. Directed and written by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin, it will feature interviews, …

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LARRY RENI THOMAS TOP TEN JAZZ 2014

GREAT BLACK MUSIC—Kahil El Zabar—Delmark TRILOGY—Chick Corea Trio—Concord GREAT VOICES OF HARLEM—Porter, Scott, Smith—Pao EIGHT TRACK—Dave Stryker—Strikezone SONGS MY MOTHER LOVES–Dee Alexander—Blujazz SALSA DE LA BAHIA (VOL. 1 and 2)—Various Artists—Patois THE ARTISTRY OF THE STANDARD—Misha Tsiganov—Criss Cross THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS—Miles Davis—Columbia PUSHING THE WORLD AWAY—Kenny Garrett—Mack Avenue MIDNIGHT …

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