King Fleming


King Fleming LP cover | Chicago | tc194

Walter “King” Fleming was born on May 4, 1922 and died on April 1, 2014 of natural causes. He was a jazz pianist. He is associated with Chess artist Lorez Alexandria, and Wynonie Harris, whom he often backed. He was already leading his own band when he was drafted for War service in 1943. On discharge he became a session musician and was involved in many Chess sessions from 1950 before recording under his own name, recording three albums for Argo/Cadet between 1960 and 1965. He continued performing with a trio in the Chicago area until the 1990s and recorded albums which were recorded and marketed in 1996 and 2000.


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