Leron Thomas is big underground. A cursory glance at his press page pays testament to how highly regarded the Texan-born New York -residing trumpeter, composer vocalist and lyricist is amongst tastemakers. Having made his mark with contributions to a host of highly acclaimed projects – Bilal, Jason Moran, Guts, Meshell Ndegeocello and of course the stunning vocal on Zara McFarlane’s ‘Angie La La’- he’s rated as much for his trumpet and vocal prowess as for his true artistic independence. Yet it would it be wrong to put him in the jazz/soul/funk box and firmly close the lid. Far from it, Leron Thomas’s own music is a dazzling concoction of musical styles; random, raw and experimental.
Cliquish is the new recording from Leron Thomas and a fine demonstration of just how unclassifiable this great talent is. Here, funky soul, driving bass lines meet with hard inde rock riffs and electro pop sci-fi weirdness. Put simply, this is alternative black music that sounds like no other.
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03 Role Play (feat. Bilal)