Leon Thomas is one of the most unique and gifted of all
jazz vocalists, he shocked the jazz world with his amazing
capabilities when he took it by storm in the late 1960s
with his collaborations with Pharoah Sanders.
Leon Thomas born in East St. Louis, Illinois on Oct. 4
1937, and studied music at Tennesseee State University,
eventually moving to New York City in 1958. Early
sessions included work with names like Count Basie,
Randy Weston, Roland Kirk and Oliver Nelson before
linking up with Pharoah Sanders for a partnership that
continues to entrance listeners today.
Leon recorded on two of Sanders’ most renowned
classics “Karma,” (1969) and “Jewels Of Thought,”
(1970) and his vocals on the cuts "The Creator Has A
Master Plan" and "Hum-Allah" have ensured his