Various tributes to Rene Thomas
The first tribute to R.Thomas
is the concert at the Conservatoire in Liege, on January 15th
1975, just 9 days after his death, in order to finance the
repatriation of his body from Santander, Spain. Here is the
poster and the programme :
The "Jaspar-Thomas Fondation"
has been created for several years and it's managed at the
Maison du Jazz de Liege
by J.P.Schroeder, J.M.Peterken, S.Hacquier, P.Haulet, Danielle
Baeb. They are making a great job in the memory of Rene Thomas
and the jazz in Belgium. There are some expositions, jazz
lessons, a library and a huge collection of jazz recordings.
The city of Liege has created a
park in honour of Rene Thomas. To be complete, they have made
one for his friend Bobby Jaspar too.
The Belgian Post will release a
collection of postage stamps in honour of a few Belgian jazzmen,
including Rene Thomas and Bobby Jaspar
Covers and dedications
Here is a collection of recordings by various
artists which contain either covers of Rene Thomas' compositions