PERFORMANCE & RECORDING:
Storming sax from top exponent Pete, who benefits both from having the talent to compose a string of blistering numbers and the opportunity to call upon a crack team of supporting musicians…Riveting across all 16 tracks.
– Keith Ames – (Musician Magazine)
Pete Thomas delivers an unabashed , R & B tinged love letter…this is meat and potatoes, served with a hot sauce.
– Clive Davis (Sunday Times review of Mr Lucky)
Thomas plays an impressive growling saxophone that has a humourous, teasing air of menace.
– Mary Ellison (Jazz Express)
Pete Thomas, saxophonist sublime…Thomas’s saxophone playing is something special.
– Richard Mazda (New Hi FiSound)
His first album gives only a brief idea of what he can do but jazz purists cannot sneer at him.You don’t have to look constipated to take a good solo.
– Jack Massarik (The Wire)
Thomas is a demonic player, abrasive and articulate.
– Russell Lack (The Wire)
Pete Thomas is indisputably an accomplished saxophone player and this is beautifully exemplified on the echoey, haunting
– Karen Faux (Music Week)
It would be difficult to find a musician more unpretentious and unaffected than Pete Thomas.
– Simon Mills (Girl About Town)
Pete Thomas’s dirty sax rules…
– Lloyd Bradley (Q Magazine)
Someone ought to erect a monument to Pete Thomas for services to rock music. (Before you rave about **** check this guy out for yourself).
Only when Pete Thomas arrives on stage to blow a few screaming choruses through a tenor which is large enough on him to scuff his shoes do you feel that a kindred spirit may be in the building.
– LaurieTaylor (NewSociety)
(Review of Slim Gaillard at Ronnie Scot
Producer Pete Thomas has done what the Chevaliers could not achieve on vinyl, inducing enough light and shade to create a vibrant and well balanced album.
– P.F. (Time Out)
The arrangements, all by the talented Pete Thomas, make the Giants’ four man front line as full as a big band.
– Jack Massarik (Evening Standard)
Pete Thomas’ razor sharp arranging gives the band a depth and power with its clever lifts.
– Dave Ilic (City Limits)
It’s the type of song that makes you feel like you’re lucky enough to be sitting in a smoky nightclub on an evening when the musicians are locked firmly “in the pocket” and can do no wrong. Pete Thomas’ alto saxophone lead is exceptionally hot.
– Jazz Music Archives (Joe Jackson review)