Pat Thomas Vinyl, CD & tapes by Pat Thomas at Norman Records
A live recording from Pat Thomas comes in the form of a full length record entitled The Elephant Clock Of Al Jazari. An improvised piece of sound art that focuses around sounds on the piano, including using the piano as the occasional piece of percussion. The hypnotic record was mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi and is available on vinyl LP.
Stunning collection of Ghanaian Big Band music covering Pat Thomas’ huge body of work from 1961 to 1984. Coming Home includes some highlights from his collaborations with The Black Berets and Ebo Taylor, who he formed The Sweet Beans with, and they would then reform as Marijata. The collection tracks his moves around the world bringing the Ghanaian “Highlife” sound with him.
Boy, highlife really is the most gorgeous of genres isn’t it? Pat Thomas has been playing it for years and years, and this shows in the effortless grace and groove of his new album with Kwashibu Area Band, a group made up of old allies of Thomas, including Tony Allen! Happy excellence, on Strut.
Straight out of 1978 this hidden cut of club-leaning Ghanaian afrobeat from Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas is sure to plaster grins all over a lot of faces. Ene Nyame A Mensuro gets the remix treatment by Henrik Schwarz, providing a sumptuous additional groove to the piece. Out on 12” vinyl from Strut.