PERSONNEL


*All pieces of all projects were written and composed 
by Leron Thomas except where stated otherwise

 
120 Bpm Af

Art Work by Violaine Oud

Engineering: Malik Crumpler

Other Engineers: Andrew Felluss (Red Bird Studio NYC)
                         Troy Barnett (Celebrity Sound Studios Houston, Texas)

Mixing: Malik Crumpler
           
Other Mixers: Florian Pellissier
                    Jordan Kouby
                    Scratcha DVA

Producers: 

Neuushi Collective: (Tacoma, Washington)
Track, 4 Mr.Shn

Track, 5 Karmaeiic x Mr.Shn
Track, 6 Mr.Shn
Track, 9 Karmaeiic x Mr.Shn
Track 11 Mr.Shn

Pandy Maniac (Mexico City, Mexico): Tracks 1,15

Scratcha DVA (Britain): Track 2

Florian Pellissier (Paris, France): Track 3

Superpoze (Paris, France): Track 7

Malik Crumpler (Oakland, NYC, Paris, France) Tracks 8,10

Hugo Bouet (Paris France) Track 12

Block Boy (Germany) Track 13

SOULX (South Africa) Track 14

Artwork by Violaine Oud

*All trumpets lyrics and lead melodies by Leron Thomas
* Shola Adisa-Farrar  guest vocalist on "These Things"
 
Good Kung Fu
Cover Art features the great color woodblock print "Sakai Kyūzō" by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi -
From the series: Selection of One Hundred Warriors in Battle, Japan, 1868.

Leron Thomas - Vocals
Karate Champ & Lychenstadt a collaboration with Mr Cue 
Dog Wushu - Harish Raghavan on Bass & Taylor Eigsti on Keys
Recorded and Mixed by Andrew Felluss - Redbird Studio NYC
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering


Lychenstadt
Leron Thomas - Vocals
A collaboration with Mr. Cue
Recorded at Redbird Studio NYC
Mixed by Domenic Sabol
Mastered by Optimum Mastering


The Chokin' Kind
Written by Harlan Howard
Leron Thomas - Vocals/Trumpet
Florian Pellissier - Keys
Mixing: One Two Pass It Studio
Mastering: Optimum Mastering
Produced by Leron Thomas and Heavenly Sweetness


Cliquish
Leron Thomas - Lead Vocals, Sounds & Trumpet 
Bilal - Vocals (track 3 and bonus track)
Michael Severson - Bass, Guitar, Percussion (track 3, and bonus track)
Simon Mavin - Keyboards/Sounds & Vocal (track 3 and bonus track)
Paul Bender - Synth Bass (track 3 and bonus track)
Florian Pellissier - Keyboards (tracks 2, 4-8,10,11)
Greg F - Guitar and Bass (tracks 2, 4-8, 10,11)
Tim Becherand - Bass (tracks 2, 4-10)
Tibo Brandalise - Drums (tracks 2, 4-11)
Matthew Silberman - Keyboard (tracks 5,8,9)
Kenny Ruby - Bass (track 11)
Additional Credits:
Malik Crumpler - Engineering, Sound design, Arranging (tracks 1-5, 10, 12)
Matthew Silberman - Engineering (tracks 3, 5-9)
DeSoto - Arranging and Sound design (tracks 5, 6-9)
Bénédicte Schmitt - Engineering (tracks 2, 4-10)
Kevin Ramsay (Harvest Works Studio) - Engineering (tracks 5-8, 10)
Kenny Ruby - arranging (track 11)
"Don't You Know" written by Jan Hammer 
All other songs written and composed by Leron Thomas
Co-production: Malik Crumpler  (tracks 2,4 and Bonus track) DeSoto (tracks 7,8)
Mixing: Scratch Master Gib (One Two Pass It Studio)
Mastering: Shawn Joseph (Optimum Mastering)
Studios:
Labomatic Studio (Paris, France)
One Two Pass It Studio (Bagnolet, France)
Milerapa's Mind Studio (Harlem, NY)
DeSoto Sound Factory (Brooklyn, NY)
Artistic Director: Guts
Produced by: Leron Thomas and Heavenly Sweetness




Role Play EP
ROLE PLAY:
Bilal - Vocals 
Simon Mavin - Keyboards/Sounds & Vocal 
Paul Bender - Synth Bass 
Michael Severson - Bass, Guitar, Percussion 
Leron Thomas - Lead Vocals, Sounds & Trumpet 
VICTORIAN WALLS:
Florian Pellissier - Keyboards 
Greg F - Guitar and Bass 
Tim Becherand - Bass 
Tibo Brandalise - Drums
Matthew Silberman - Keyboard
Leron Thomas - Lead Vocals & Sounds 
Additional Credits:
Malik Crumpler - Engineering, Sound design, Arranging (tracks 1-4)
Matthew Silberman- Engineering (tracks 1-4)
DeSoto - Arranging and Sound design (track 4)
Bénédicte Schmitt - Engineering (track 4)
Mixed by: Scratch Master Gib (One Two Pass It Studio)
Mastered by:: Shawn Joseph (Optimum Mastering)
Studios:
Labomatic Studio (Paris, France)
One Two Pass It Studio (Bagnolet, France)
Milerapa's Mind Studio (Harlem, NY)
DeSoto Sound Factory (Brooklyn, NY)
Artisitic Director: Guts
Produced by: Leron Thomas and Heavenly Sweetness


 
Whatever
Eric Harland- Drums/ tracks 1, 3, 5, 8
Taylor Eigsti- Piano/ tracks 1, 3-8
Harish Raghavan- Bass/ tracks 1-8
Matthew Stevens- Guitar/ tracks 1, 3, 5, 8
Michael Valeanu - Guitar/ tracks 4, 7
Justin Brown - Drums/ tracks 4, 7
Leron Thomas - Trumpet
Mixed by M.P. Kuo (Lofish Studios)
Mastered by David Michel-Ruddy
(The Hidden Fortress Oakland, California)
All pieces composed and arranged by Leron Thomas
Produced by Leron Thomas




...Take It 
Production of Project by Leron Thomas and Malik Crumpler (THOMAS & CRUMPLER INC)
Sound Design by Malik Crumpler and Leron Thomas
Engineered by Malik Crumpler
Recorded and Mixed at Milerapa's Mind in New York, New York
Mastered by David Michel Ruddy at the Hidden Fortress Oakland California
Lyrics and Compositions by Leron Thomas
Arranged by Leron Thomas
(Except on 'Old Friends' and 'Appear To Stack' Arranged by Leron Thomas and Malik Crumpler)
All Vocals, Keys, Percussion, Trumpet by Leron Thomas
(Except on 'Old Friends' Background Vocals by Leron Thomas and Malik Crumpler .
'Kept' Background Vocals by Malik Crumpler.
Ass kickin' Background Laughs by Malik Crumpler and Leron Thomas)



 
Dirty Draws Vol.3
Leron Thomas- Vocals, Trumpet /Keyboards on tracks 1,2,5,6,8
Mark Kelley- Bass/ tracks 1-3,5,7,8 Guitar/ tracks 1,2,7 Keyboard/ tracks 1,6-8 Vocal/ track 4
Michael Valeanu- Guitar/ tracks 1-3, 9-11 (Solos On Tracks 2,9,11)
Justin Tyson- Drums/ tracks 2,3,9-11
Shimrit Shoshan- Piano/ tracks 9-11
Carlo De Rosa- Bass/ tracks 9-11
Theo Hill- Piano/ tracks 2,3
Jean Christophe Maillard- Guitar/ tracks 2,3 (Solo On Track 3)
Egardo Yayo Serka- Percussion, Vocal/ tracks 2,12
Mark Kelley made the track for Parliaments/ Lyric melody and Lyrics by Leron Thomas
All other Compositions and Lyrics by Leron Thomas
Producer: Leron Thomas
Executive Producers: Chris Sacco & Mark Kelley
Mixers/Engineers: Mark Kelley, Chris Sacco, 
Domenic Sabol (LoFish Studios), Javier Bernard (Innovative Studios)
 
 
 
Juxtaposed
Axel Tosca Laugart- Juno, Rhodes, Piano/ tracks 1,3,5,6,9
Amaury Acosta- Drums/ tracks 1,3,5,7,9
Chris Smith- Electric Bass/ tracks 1,3,5,6,7,9
Aaron Nevezie- Guitar/ tracks 2,4,6
Theo Hill- Juno, Rhodes/ tracks 2,4,8
Burniss Earl Travis- Electric Bass/ tracks 2,4,8
Tom Roslak- Drums/ tracks 2,4,8
Frederika Krier- Strings/ tracks 5,6
Bridget Barkan- Vocals/ tracks 2,5,6
Leron Thomas- Trumpet, Lead Vocals
Produced by Leron Thomas
Executive Producer: Aaron Nevezie
 
 
 
Around You
Frank LoCrasto- Keys 
Jamire Williams- Drums 
Burniss Earl Travis- Bass 
Lage Lund- Guitar 
Leron Thomas- Trumpet 
Produced by Leron Thomas
Co-Produced by: Malik Crumpler
 
 
 
The Dodenhoff Session
Leron Thomas- Trumpet, Vocals, Keys 
Michael Severson- Guitar, Bass 
Tom Deis- Guitar, Keys, Synths 
Erik Dodenhoff- Keys 
Tom Roslak- Drums 
 
 
 
Improvsensation
Tracks: 1,2,6,and 7 Music by Michael Severson Lyrics by Leron Thomas. 
Tracks :11and 14 Music composed by Leron Thomas. 
Production by Michael Severson and Leron Thomas, Lyrics by Leron Thomas. 
All other songs written and composed by Leron Thomas. 
Tracks: 1-4,6-9,11,12 and 14 made in Michael Severson’s studio. 
Tracks: 1,10,13,15,16, made in Craig Magnano’s studio. 
Craig Magnano- Guitar, Bass, Drums on Tracks 5,10,13,15,16. 
Jamire Williams- Drums on track 15. 
 
 
 
Dirty Draws Vol.2
Brandon Owens- Bass, Co-Production/ track 4, Bass/ track 2
Craig Magnano- Guitar/ tracks ,4,7,10,11. Keys/ track 2
Benji Lysaght- Guitar/ tracks 2,4
Darren Beckett- Drums/ track 2,4
Brandon Owens- Bass/ track 2
Stacy Dillard- Tenor Sax/ tracks 10,11
Emannuel Harold- Drums/ tracks 10,11
Ryan Berg- Bass/ tracks 7,10,11
Isaac Darsche- Guitar/ track 7
Jeremy 'Bean' Clemons- Drums/ track 7
Leron Thomas- Vocals, Trumpet. Midi-bass, Drums/ track 2
*Everything else by Leron Thomas & Craig Magnano 

 
 
Dirty Draws Vol.1
Craig Magnano- Guitar & Co-Production on 'Token Black Boy',
Production on 'Bless Your Whole Crew' & 'Attached' 
Cris Conti- Co-Production & Guitar on 'Distractions' 
Bilal- Vocals on 'Strange As It May Seem ' 
Tiombe Lockhart- Vocals on 'Strange As It May Seem ' 
Derek Nievergelt- Bass on 'Strange As It May Seem ' 
Harold O'Neal- Piano on tracks 2,13,15
Eric Harland- Drums on tracks 13,15
Marcus Strickland-Tenor Sax on track 15
Ryan Berg- Bass on 'Are we having Sex Tonight' 
Rashaan Carter- Bass on 'Rollplay'
'Strange As It May Seem' Features Tiombe Lockhart and Bilal on Vocals. Lyrics and Composition by Leron Thomas