Orlando le Fleming

Born: July 7, 1976    Primary Instrument: Bass

Orlando le Fleming

Orlando le Fleming Biography Orlando le Fleming was born in Birmingham, England on July 7,1976. Both of his parents are professional musicians; his mother a cellist and his father a composer. His first ambition was to become a professional cricketer, an aim that was realized when he played for five years in the minor counties. After receiving a place at London's Royal Academy of Music, Orlando decided to give up cricket and pursue his love of music.

While based in London, he quickly established himself as one of the UK's most prominent bass players touring and recording with Jason Rebello, Julian Joseph, Iain Ballamy, Tommy Smith, Jean Toussaint and Guy Barker. With the advantage of being based in Europe, Orlando was also in demand to perform and tour with visiting U.S. musicians such as Bill Charlap, Art Farmer, George Coleman, Dave Liebman, Joey Calderazzo and most notably, Branford Marsalis....
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”Orlando le Fleming, a deep toned walker with an impeccable sense of time.”- Jazz Times

“Me Le Fleming served as the band's grounding force”- New York Times

“Le Fleming's material has a reflective, contemplative quality...whatever the tempo, thoughtful introspection is the general rule.” - All About Jazz

“The six track offerings clearly shout Le Fleming is a brilliant artist”- Birmingham Times

“Le Fleming delivers some stunning pizzicato on the stirring ballad ”Inevitably”- Jazz Times

“Every inch of this recording speaks eloquently for the art of the rhythm section...... one of the strongest debut albums of the year “-Rochester City Newspaper

“From Brooklyn with Love is likely to be the start of a long upwardly mobile career for this young bassist, demonstrating all the makings of a pilot project that heralds the unfolding of a major talent with the keenest of ears, deeply expressive technique and penchant for challenge, all couched in a somewhat self-effacing personality”- All About Jazz

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY Owl Trio {2013 Losen records} Orlando le Fleming & Tom Cawley Duets {2012 Nineteen-Eight} Lage Lund-"Small Club, Big City"{2011 Jimmy Katz} Ari Hoenig-"Lines of Oppression"{2011 Naive Records} Laura Kahle-"Circular"{Dark Key Music} Will Vinson-"Stockholm Syndrome"{2010 Criss Cross} Will Vinson-"The World Through My Shoes"{2010 Nineteen-Eight} Justin Vasquez-“Triptych”{2009}
 Lage Lund- “Early Songs”{2008 Criss Cross} Ari Hoenig- “ Bert's Playground”{2008 Dreyfus} Fionn O Lochlainn-“Spawn of the Beast”{2008} Will Vinson - “Promises”{2008 Nineteen-Eight} Seamus Blake- “Way Out Willy”{2007 Criss Cross} Jane Monheit- “Surrender”{2007 Concord} Iain ballamy-“More Jazz”{2007 Basho} Jimmy Cobb-“Marsalis Music Honors”{2006 Marsalis Music} Lage Lund- “Standards”{2006} Jane Monheit- “The Season”{2005 Epic} Chris Higginbottom-“One”{2005 Basho} Jim Watson-“The Loop” {2005 Reese Records} Jane Monheit- “Taking a Chance on Love”{2004 Sony Classical} Billy Cobham -”The Art of Five” {2003} Guy Barker-“Soundtrack”{2001 Provocateur} Scottish National Jazz Orchestra” Miles Ahead”{2002 Spartatcus} Gerard Presencer-“The Optimist” {2001 Linn} Tommy Smith-“The Christmas Concert”{2001 Spartacus} Jean Toussaint- “The Street Above The Underground”{2000 Alltone Records} Dave O’Higgins-“The Grinder’s Monkey”{1999 Short Fuse} Don Braden-“The Fire Within”{1999 RCA Victor} Jason Rebello-“Next Time Round”{1999 Onion}

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