René Thomas Quintet – Guitar Groove (Full Album)

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The Allmusic review by Nathan Bush awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “Guitar Groove is arguably Thomas’ strongest date as leader”.

“It (“Guitar Groove”) showcases René at great length, establishing him as one of the most fluent and articulate guitarists in jazz” (Jazz Messengers).

Track listing:

A1 Spontaneous Effort 5:18
A2 Ruby, My Dear 4:45
A3 Like Someone In Love 5:50
A4 M.T.C. 4:23
B1 Milestones 5:48
B2 How Long Has This Been Going On ? 5:58
B3 Green Street Scene 7:35


René Thomas – guitar
Hod O’Brien (# A1 to B1, B3) – piano
J.R. Monterose (# A1, A2, A4 to B3) – tenor saxophone
Teddy Kotick – bass
Albert Heath – drums


Released: 1960
Duration: 39:56
Recorded: September 7, 1960 & September 8, 1960
Recording Location:
New York, NY
Nola Penthouse Studios, NY