Thursday 4th November 2021
£25.00 - £40.00
Line-up: WILL VINSON alto sax; TOM CAWLEY keys; JAMES MADDREN drums; ORLANDO LE FLEMING upright & electric bass
"Outstanding” is an overused description but one that’s applied to bassist Orlando le Fleming so consistently that its justification can’t be denied. Since relocating from his native UK to New York City he’s thrived in the world’s toughest jazz environment, and brought his inimitable personality to work on projects for the likes of Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Antonio Sanchez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Charlap, Billy Cobham, Wayne Krantz, Jimmy Cobb, Ari Hoenig, Seamus Blake, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Leslie Odom Jr and David Sanchez among many others.
"Long may Orlando Le Fleming's electric jazz renaissance continue." ★★★★ Jazzwise Magazine (Editor's Choice)
As a leader he shines even brighter — his drum-less OWL Trio in particular gained plaudits across the board for its hushed, intimate atmosphere. Downbeat declared “Everything about this album, is a resounding success. The music swings effortlessly, every utterance is gorgeous and the recording is intimate and beautiful."
His latest release Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar introduces us to a new sound, a tribute to the muscular, high-intensity fusion of the 1980s, and a new band, Romantic Funk. With material workshopped in an extended residency at New York’s storied 55 bar, Romantic Funk showcases Orlando’s virtuosic bass playing, whilst also giving his high calibre bandmates (including star saxophonist Will Vinson and revered drummers Nate Wood & Kush Abadey) a platform to shine. Intuitive group interaction of the highest level is displayed within a backdrop of jazz, lush harmony, and funk.
“An outstanding bassist takes a turn towards muscular fusion.” WBGO
"Raw, exciting, authentic and vital."★★★★ The Jazz Mann
"Superb... a fresh mix of energy, intelligence and groove."
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youtube - Orlando le Fleming https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8KQcmHLWhNEGLhY0iw_PQA
Website - orlandolefleming.com