I first heard about Leon Thomas when I was blown away by his crazy vocalese on a Pharaoh Sanders record. I later read that he was a prime influence on Starsailor-era Tim Buckley. That makes sense. Thomas does some pretty odd things with his voice. Sometimes it sounds like he's doing a weird kind of throat warbling. I dunno...I can't figure out how it's done. And I've tried. I guess you can call this a vocal jazz album if you wish. That seems like a pretty apt label, if you need a label, Mr. Label Lover.
Saltland – A Common Truth (2017)
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