Full Circle

Full Circle

by Leon Thomas


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Another offering from the man who yodeled his way into listeners' hearts on Pharoah Sanders' "The Creator Has a Master Plan," this is sure to please fans in search of more. Let the pimped-out picture on the front cover serve as a warning, though. There are not a lot of jazz fireworks here. This is not a record where Thomas' unusual style is matched by equally creative musicians who push and prod him to ecstatic heights; rather, this is a fairly straight-ahead pop and soul offering. The best moments on the record are those that stick to that groove, like the cover of "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," a simple song whose frame allows Thomas to kick free of this earth and roar into the stratosphere. On other, more technically demanding tunes, Thomas sounds a little bored, and dare it be said, average.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2015
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667529525
catalogNumber: 2971697
Rank: 69790

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leon Thomas   Primary Artist,Maracas
Joe Beck   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Richard Davis   Electric Bass
Jimmy Owens   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Pee Wee Ellis   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Nadien   Violin
Tasha Thomas   Vocals
Neal Creque   Piano,Electric Piano
Lloyd Davis   Electric Guitar
Richard Dickler   Viola
Joe Farrell   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Emanuel Green   Violin
Carl Hall   Vocals
Leo Kahn   Violin
Richard Landrum   Percussion
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Joseph Malignaggi   Violin
Sonny Morgan   Percussion,Berimbau
Gene Orloff   Violin
Glenn Osser   Conductor
Raoul Poliakin   Violin
Alan Shulman   Cello
Anthony Sophos   Cello
Calman Fleisig   Viola
Pretty Purdie   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Shrieve   Composer
Leon Thomas   Composer
Gregg Rolie   Composer
Neal Creque   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Joe Scott   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Elliot Willensky   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Chuck Stewart   Cover Photo
Leon Ware   Composer
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes
Carlos Santana   Composer
Arthur Ross   Composer
Jules Bihari   Composer

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