Leon Thomas

Leon Thomas (born October 4, 1937 – died May 8, 1999) was an American jazz singer who gained recognition in 1969 for his performance of "The Creator Has a Master Plan" alongside *Pharoah Sanders*. He showcased that avant-garde jazz could appeal to a wider audience. Known for his yodeling during vocal performances, Thomas brought a unique element to his music. Additionally, he collaborated with various artists such as *Carlos Santana* and *Count Basie*. His contributions as a sideman were also notable, including his work on a record by *Joe Henderson* in 1970 and his collaboration with *Stanley Turrentine* from 1973-1974. Unfortunately, Thomas passed away due to heart failure on May 8, 1999.

Leon Thomas's style has influenced many contemporary artists within the R&B and soul genres. If you enjoy the sounds of artists like Marco McKinnis, Xavier Omär, or Leven Kali, then Leon Thomas's music is definitely worth exploring.

Discover the captivating voice and unique artistry of Leon Thomas through our collection of albums and songs available for purchase. Immerse yourself in the innovative world of this influential jazz singer who left an indelible mark on the music industry.


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