Leron Thomas Collaborates on Upcoming Iggy Pop Album Free (September 6)
and Shares New Music as Pan Amsterdam
“One of the best horn players around today who realizes the imperative to be more
than just a horn player.” – Iggy Pop
Trumpeter, songwriter, rapper and producer Leron Thomas is one of the principal players on Iggy Pop’s upcoming album, Free (September 6, Loma Vista/Caroline International). Thomas, also a member of Iggy’s touring band, releases music under the moniker Pan Amsterdam, a rapper who was found on the coast of Miami, Florida in a state of amnesia. As for why Pan Am was found at sea, we’re presently investigating a story where a jazz trumpet player jumped ship from a neo-soul and smooth jazz cruise.
Leron / Pan Amsterdam will be releasing the 3-part EP series Elevator Music, with guests Iggy Pop and Open Mike Eagle.
Pan Amsterdam’s catalog can be found here, including Elevator Music, Vol. 1, out now. Highlights include “Mobile” (featuring Iggy) and “Kubrick” (produced by J.J. Lear).
Pan Amsterdam’s debut track “Plus One” was world premiered by Iggy on his BBC show, and his album The Pocket Watch was covered in a bunch of places, including The New York Timesand The Wire, where it was described as “surreal, absurd, abstract, shot through with a E.E. Cummings sense of the vibrant and a Le Guin style cosmic abstruseness.”