Bassist/Composer Orlando le Fleming Releases New CD "From Brooklyn with Love" on 19/8 Records.


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Orlando Le Fleming draws from his extensive experience as a sideman and steps forth with some music from his own pen. “From Brooklyn with Love" is Orlando's debut release. Recorded live by Jimmy Katz in the intimate setting of Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, it features Le Fleming on bass, Antonio Sanchez on Drums, Will Vinson on alto saxophone, and Lage Lund on guitar. Each of Orlando's compositions utilizes the bass as a tool to push each musician into unfamiliar territory. This live recording is filled with dynamic surprise and musical gems for the listener around every corner.

“Outstanding young British bassist, Orlando Le Fleming is a deep-toned walker with an impeccable sense of time" -Jazz Times Magazine

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.

Orlando moved to New York in 2003 and became a member of Jane Monheit's band, a stint that lasted for three years. He also toured and recorded with Billy Cobham's project “The Art of Five" and was featured on Jimmy Cobb's “Marsalis Music Honors" album. More recently Orlando has toured and recorded with Seamus Blake, Ari Hoenig, Will Vinson, Lage Lund, Joey Calderazzo and Jeff “Tain" Watts, and is currently a member of the David Sanchez quartet.

Orlando's debut album as a leader is titled “From Brooklyn With Love." It showcases his exceptional talent as a composer and features the incredible Antonio Sanchez on drums.

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