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Sal La Rocca

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: August 20, 1961    

Sal La Rocca

- Sal La Rocca / Double Bass Player / Composer

Sal LA ROCCA is one of Belgium’s most in-demand double bassists. He has played alongside Toots THIELEMANS, Philip CATHERINE, Steve GROSSMAN, Lee KONITZ… After a stint with rock playing guitar, at age 23, he discovers jazz in the early 80′s and switches to double bass which he intensively explores on his own, taking as a model Paul CHAMBERS.

Sal has released two albums under his own name, such as Latinea (2003) and It Could Be The End (2012) with : Lorenzo DI MAIO (guitar), Pascal MOHY (piano) and Hans van OOSTERHOUT (drs) featuring: Jacques SCHWARZ-BART (tenor sax) on the IGLOO label...
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Awards

“ Wednesday June 8, 2011 Nominees for the Sabam Jazz Awards 2011 are known Nominees for the Sabam Jazz Awards 2011 are known : Gino Lattuca (tp), Jacques Pirotton (gt), Fabrice Alleman (sax), SAL LA ROCCA (b) & Michel Hatzigeorgiou (b). The award will ne announced on July 16 2011 durig the Dinant Jazz Nights.” Lundi D'Hortense - Jazz in Belgium
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    It Could Be The End

    Jazz Records
    2012

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Featured recording “It Could Be The End”

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It Could Be The End

Igloo-Records (2012)

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Sal La Rocca / Press

“Northern Europe boasts many excellent players, so it’s no surprise to find a quintet this good from the buttoned-up city of Brussels. It’s led by a resonant double bassist, a gifted composer who has a distinctive and hypermodern touch. Two Belgians, guitarist Lorenzo di Maio and pianist Pascal Mohy, contribute elegant solos, but the star turn is really Jacques Schwartz-Bart, a world-class tenorist from Guadeloupe who has toured with US trumpeter Roy Hargrove a few years back. His serpentine lines are always a pleasure to follow but it’s La Rocca’s simple-sounding yet artfully harmonised themes that make this album special...

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