Leron Thomas - More Elevator Music Vinyl 2LP
Leron Thomas More Elevator Music Vinyl 2LP
More Elevator Music is twelve tracks of jazz-edged hip-hop and reassuring curiosity reaching from the fuzziest depths of its backpack, with Iggy Pop, Malik Crumpler, Florian Pellissier, Kenny Ruby, Tibo Brandalise and Greg F providing assists. Jazz trumpeter, composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, provocateur and, "masterful genre-bender," Leron Thomas, a New York transplant from Houston, was once upon a time in his own words "just your run of the mill jazz musician realizing that I didn't vibrate well on the NYC jazz scene."
His credentials that have put him in his own lane, make a mockery of such self-deprecation. Charles Tolliver -Thomas' one-time trumpet teacher in college – is but one scene great he has performed with. Broadly speaking he can name Bilal, 88 Keys, Dennis Ferrer, Lauryn Hill (as part of her touring band) and Zara McFarlane as further conspirators of note.
His performance critiqued by the NY Times as "intelligent, casual, a little nuts and completely entertaining," Thomas has featured on Gilles Peterson's vanguard Brownswood Bubblers compilation series, and his 2015 release Cliquish was shortlisted by Peterson at the Worldwide awards in the best album category, described as a "brilliant LP that really breaks the mould."
Prolifically off the radar and realigning his style inspired by the likes of Frank Zappa, David Bowie, George Clinton, James Brown, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Herbie Nichols and Frankie Beverly, Thomas' most recent position at the wheel of reinvention was as a vital cog behind Iggy Pop's Free album of 2019 ("a liberating collection that unshackles the star from his past" - NME).
Leron Thomas More Elevator Music Track Listing:
1. Conference Room
2. In The City (Feat. Iggy Pop)
3. People Are Watching
5. Fox Wit
6. Audacious Pigeons
12. Field Trip
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