USA, 1969, avant-garde jazz / vocal jazz / spiritual jazz
Leon Thomas – Spirits Known and Unknown: Take a deep breath and lay aside your expectations. This isn’t some calm album of wholesome cheese… that’s just the veneer. Draw back the curtain, and step into a den of yodeling vocals, conjuring percussion, expansive flutes, and incendiary saxophones… that is, until you realize that, even amid the rising passion of the music, things have always been as chill as you first thought. Queue this one up for your next Sunday morning.