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Pete La Roca

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: April 7, 1938 | Died: November 19, 2012    

Pete La Roca

Pete La Roca (born Peter Sims) was an American jazz drummer. He adopted the name La Roca early in his musical career when he was a timbales player in Latin bands.

Between 1957 and 1968 he played with Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Slide Hampton, the John Coltrane Quartet, Marian McPartland, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison, Charles Lloyd, Paul Bley, and Steve Kühn, among others, as well as leading his own group and working as the house drummer at the Jazz Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts. During this period, he twice recorded as leader, firstly on Basra (Blue Note, 1965) and also on Turkish Women at the Bath (Douglas, 1967), also issued as Bliss under pianist Chick Corea's name on Muse....
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  • Basra

    Blue Note Records
    2012
  • Turkish Women at the Bath

    32 Records
    1998

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Basra by Greg Simmons

Turkish Women at the Bath by Jim Santella

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