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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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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FOURTH ANNUAL JOHN COLTRANE FESTIVAL SET FOR AUGUST 30, 2014 IN HIS HOMETOWN OF HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA by Larry Reni Thomas

The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc., a High Point, North Carolina-based arts organization, presents, The Fourth Annual John Coltrane International Jazz And Blues Festival, August 30, 2014, from 1 pm to 10 pm, at Oak Hollow Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, in High Point, North Carolina. The festival will include music …

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