King Fleming

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Walter "King" Fleming (May 4, 1922 – April 1, 2014) was an American jazz pianist and bandleader.[1] He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Between 1960 and 1965, he recorded three piano trio albums for Argo and Cadet Records, which were Phil and Leonard Chess's jazz labels. He also appeared on two singles released locally by singer George Green.

After many years during which his trio worked steadily in the Chicago area without drawing interest from the recording industry, King Fleming resurfaced on the Southport label in 1996.

Fleming died at the age of 91 at a retirement home in Manteno, Illinois on April 1, 2014.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Campbell, Robert L.; Pruter, Robert and Büttner, Armin "The King Fleming Discography"
  2. "Jazz pianist King Fleming dead at 91". Chicago Retrieved April 6, 2014.