Thomas Naïm – Sounds of Jimi (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Thomas Naïm – Sounds of Jimi (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:09 minutes | 629 MB | Genre: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock
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Guitarist, composer and producer, Thomas Naïm began playing the guitar at the age of 12. Influenced first by Rock, he then became interested in many musical currents: Funk, Brazilian music, Reggae or electronic music and finally became passionate about Jazz.

Later Thomas Naïm will be solicited to perform on stage or to record with many artists coming from different horizons as Hugh Coltman, Hindi Zahra, Sebastien Tellier, Ala.ni, Mayra Andrade, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Blick Bassy, Idrissa Diop, Bob Sinclar, Salomé de Bahia, Brisa Roché, Bernard Lavilliers, Albin de la Simone, Michel Fugain, Claire Diterzi, Renan Luce… It is as a co-composer and co-arranger that he participates in several songs of Hindi Zahra’s album “Handmade” (Blue Note/EMI) awarded in 2010 with the “Prix Constantin” and a “Victoire de la Musique” for the best world music album.

In 2011 he creates a quintet composed of bassist Marcello Giuliani, pianist François Faure, drummer Raphaël Chassin and trombonist Daniel Zimmermann. With them, he recorded the instrumental album “Dust” whose music, composed by him, draws its inspiration from both blues/rock and modern jazz. In 2013 he joins Claire Diterzi’s tour for the album “Le salon des refusées” (Naïve). In 2014, “Dernier rappel” by Tiken Jah fakoly is released, on which he appears as a guitarist, bassist and composer. On the stage, he starts to play with the Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade, for a tour that lasts until 2016.

In 2015, he participates in the musical “Dirty Dancing” and joins Hugh Coltman’s band for the tour “Shadows: songs of Nat King Cole” which will last more than two years. The group performs in the biggest jazz festivals, including Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Juan or Jazz à Vienne, a concert that was recorded and released on the album “Shadows: songs of Nat King Cole Live at Jazz à Vienne”. Between 2016 and 2018, Thomas has performed on stage with the English singer Ala.ni (Montreux Jazz Festival, Northsea Jazz…). He has also participated in the musical “Bodyguard, the musical” under the musical direction of David Aubaile. Released in November 2018, “DESERT HIGHWAY” has been recorded in a trio format with Marcello Giuliani on double bass and Raphaël Chassin on drums, an album between jazz, blues and folk, evoking both Ry Cooder and the aesthete Bill Frisell.

In 2018, he starts to collaborate with the singer Yaya Minté on stage and in studio. He has also participated in the fourth album of Renan Luce released in May 2019 by Barclay. Released digitally on October 18, 2019, “DESERT HIGHWAY LIVE” was recorded at the Sunset with his trio composed of Marcello Giuliani on double bass and Raphael Chassin on drums. Nearly 18 years after the release of their first album, the duo Tom & Joy got together again to record a new album with new compositions, « VOLTAR ». It has been released in February 2020 exclusively in Japan on the label Rush Productions and distributed by Ultra Vybe.

On November 13, 2020, his new jazz/blues trio opus, “SOUNDS OF JIMI” (Rootless Blues/L’autre Distribution) has been released. This is an important event for Thomas cause it’s an album that pays tribute to a musician that had a great impact on him, the American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. This album also benefits from special guests Hugh Coltman, Erik Truffaz, Célia Kameni and Camille Bazbaz.

Tracklist:
1. Thomas Naïm – Fire (03:36)
2. Thomas Naïm – Foxy Lady (03:52)
3. Thomas Naïm – Castles Made of Sand (05:55)
4. Thomas Naïm – Villanova Junction (03:41)
5. Thomas Naïm – Drifting (04:01)
6. Thomas Naïm – Purple Haze (04:13)
7. Thomas Naïm – Cherokee Mist (05:29)
8. Thomas Naïm – If 6 Was 9 (04:45)
9. Thomas Naïm – Lover Man (05:55)
10. Thomas Naïm – Little Wing (02:23)
11. Thomas Naïm – Manic Depression (05:28)
12. Thomas Naïm – All Along the Watchtower (04:02)
13. Thomas Naïm – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (02:45)

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