Amos Leon Thomas, Jr. (October 4, 1937 – May 8, 1999) was an American avant-garde jazz singer from East St. Louis, Illinois. Thomas studied music at Tennessee State University. In the 1960s he was a vocalist for Count Basie, among others. In 1969, he released his first solo album for Bob Thiele's Flying Dutchman label. Thomas is best known for his work with Pharoah Sanders, particularly the 1969 song "The Creator Has a Master Plan" from Sanders' Karma album.
Leon Thomas’ second album for Flying Dutchman was a step up from his debut. Instead of the small group setting of Spirits Known and Unknown, The Leon Thomas Album features five horns and a rhythm section augmented by several percussionists. The extravagance was prompted by the good reception received by the first album. Thomas was already a veteran performer by the time Bob Thiele signed him to Flying Dutchman in 1969, having recorded for RCA in 1958 and as the featured vocalist with the Count Basie band in the early to mid-60s
The Leon Thomas Album. This album has an average beat per minute of 118 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 97/134 BPM). Tracklist The Leon Thomas Album. Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.
Side one is the up-tempo jazz ride, as Thomas and company rip through a host of his own tunes, such as the scatted post-bop of "I Am" and the nearly bar-walking blues of "Come Along. But the side is graced by an absolutely stunning read of Milt Jackson's "Bag's Groove," with Harper leading a five-horn section
Leon G. Thomas III (born August 1, 1993) is an American actor, record producer, songwriter and singer who is signed to Columbia/Rostrum Records. He is best known for playing Andre Harris on the Nickelodeon series Victorious. Leon . homas III was born on August 1, 1993 in Brooklyn, to Jayon Anthony and Leon Thomas II. He made his Broadway debut at age 10 in 2003 as Young Simba in the Broadway production of The Lion King.
More albums from Leon Thomas: Super Black Blues: Volume II by Leon Thomas. Blues And The Soulful Truth by Leon Thomas. Spirits Known And Unknown by Leon Thomas. Gold Sunrise On Magic Mountain by Leon Thomas. Full Circle by Leon Thomas. SNCC’s Rap by Leon Thomas. Live 1970 by Leon Thomas. View all albums . The Leon Thomas Album. By: Leon Thomas (1970, Jazz).