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Primary Instrument: Percussion

Born: September 16, 1939

Newest CD: Leopoldo F. Fleming & Christian Gonsior: TRATO COMÚN - Fleming, Gonsior, Dinah Vero, Joel Diamond, Alex Hernández, Emilio Valdés, José Mangual Jr. - Originals of Jazz, Caribbean/Cuban, African styles and inspiration by Fleming & Gonsior respectively, plus one Puerto Rican standard.

NB: In the “Music” box below, find the links to the “Discography”, and to a diversity of “Videos” 1965 till now!

Leopoldo Fleming Afro Caribbean Jazz Ensemble.
Leopoldo F. Fleming Nina Simone Celebration Ensemble.
Percussionist, composer, arranger, lyricist, band leader Leopoldo F. Fleming is a great personality with a rich and multicolored palette, inspiration from his Latin-Afro-Indian roots, his childhood in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, decades as highly active in the jazz and beyond music scene of New York, and his international experience collaborating and touring all over Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, with US, Caribbean, and African stars. ...
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In the September 2007 issue of the AllAboutJazz-New York gazette, the newly released Afro Indian Blues with Jim Pepper, Amina Claudine Myers, Anthony Cox, and Leopoldo Fleming is categorized an Unearthed Gem. Donald Elfman praises Leopoldo for showing true versatility and appealing accessibility.

In an AllAboutJazz.com review of the same album, Bill Siegel writes: ...On percussion, Leopoldo Fleming takes a flight with a solo that's absolute, total music - he plays the melody on his drums, not just a riff on the rhythm...

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Primary InstrumentPercussion

LocationNew York, NY

Credentials/BackgroundMaster classes - Workshops - Private students


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    DVD: Nina Simone: Live in Germany 1989

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    Leopoldo F. Fleming & Christian Gonsior: TRATO COMÚN

    Alessa Records Jazz & Art ALR 1023
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    Lou Caputo & Chris White: Interface

    JazzCat 47 Records JC-1824
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    Documentary/DVD: Mama Africa (by Mika Kaurismäki)

    Matchbox Films
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    Lou Caputo Not So Big Band: Not So Big Band

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    This Is Where You Wanna Be, The Brawner Brothers

    CD Baby 5637233221
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    DVD: Nina Simone Live in London

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Sing the Truth, Athens July 2009:

Sing the Truth, Copenhagen July 2009:

Jim Pepper, Amina Claudine Myers, Anthony Cox, Leopoldo F. Fleming: African Blues, RAAB Festival 1991, released on CD Afro Indian Blues 2006, including one of Leopoldo's legendary melodic drum solos:

The Shadow Box Theatre: The African Drum:

Nina Simone, My Way, Live in Europe:

Nina Simone, I Put A Spell On You, Montreal 1992:

Nina Simone, Mississippi Goddamn, Montreal (year?):

Pauline Jean, Four Women, 2009:

New York Harlem Singers, Dec 2008, Calling the Ancestors:
Lou Caputo Big Band, The Garage 2008:

Jarek Smietana, Gary Bartz, Cameron Brown, Adam Czerwinski, Jeremy Pelt, Leopoldo F. Fleming, Jan Pilch: African Lake.

Nina Simone, "Run Nina"= "Liberian Calypso", Montreux 1990:

My Way - Nina Simone, Don Pullen, Leopoldo F. Fleming. Red Cross show on French Television.

Nina Simone - My Way from Nina Simone on Vimeo.

Sound track, Leopoldo's famous start off triangle + other percussion on the title track of the Lonnie Liston Smith album of Expansions.

Lonnie Liston Smith - album and title song Expansions - Leopoldo's famous start off triangle + other percussion.

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Peace & Love (music & lyrics: Leopoldo F. Fleming)
Lonnie Liston Smith, Donald Smith, Joe Shepley, Jon Faddis, George Opalisky, David Hubbard, Arthur Kaplan, Al Anderson, Leopoldo F. Fleming, vocal, guitar, congas, percussion; Guilherme Franco, Maretha Stewart, Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry.

Sivuca, Swedish TV 1969 (featuring Putte Wickmann, Monica Zetterlund. Acc: Jimmy/James Phillips, Luizito Ferreira, & Leopoldo F. Fleming):

Miriam Makeba, Amanpondo, Stockholm 1966, Sivuca, Bill (William B.) Salter, Leopoldo F. Fleming:

Miriam Makeba Pata-Pata w. Leopoldo F. Fleming, percussion, French TV 1967.

Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata (HD 1967) by STARDUST72 (p>
Miriam Makeba, Pata Pata, Sivuca, guitar; Leopoldo F. Fleming, percussion:


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