Pat Thomas

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Pat Thomas studied classical piano from aged 8 and started playing Jazz from the age of 16. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style – embracing improvisation, jazz and new music. He has played with Derek Bailey in Company Week (1990/91) and in the trio AND (with Noble) – with Tony Oxley’s Quartet and Celebration Orchestra and in Duo with Lol Coxhill.

“Pat Thomas sits in the front rank of British improvisers. In the early 1990s he participated
in Derek Bailey’s Company Week, though he might be best known for his work with Tony Oxley, Lol Coxhill and Steve Beresford or his quartet Scatter with Phil Minton, Roger Turner and Dave Tucker.” – James Linbloom Opprobrium

“Sartorially shabby as Thomas may be, and on first impression even rather stolid, he has a somewhat imperious charisma that’s immediately amplified when he starts to play. Unlike other pianists whose virtuosity seems to be racing ahead of their thought processes Thomas always seems supremely in command of his gift, and his playing, no matter how free and ready to tangle with abstraction, always carries a charge of authoritative exactitude.” – The Jazzman