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Daniel Lucca Parenti
Piccolo Bass? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Not when you’re talking about D-Lucca, who is among a mere handful of people who can pull it off. As with Stanley Clarke and the late Wayman Tisdale, D-Lucca can count himself as one of the few artists able to bring the piccolo bass into a well-warranted limelight. Daniel Lucca Parenti,shortened to D-Lucca, is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has performed with many jazz legends, including Rosemary Clooney, Michael Brecker, and Lionel Hampton. Bass Player Magazine said of D-Lucca, “Aptly handling a variety of basses, including melody-manning piccolo, [D-Lucca’s] material is alternately laid-back and fused-out modern jazz.” Though D-Lucca may not follow the jazz-fusion lead of Clarke or the smooth jazz of recent sensation Tisdale, he has definitely found his niche within the newest wave of modern jazz. “D-Lucca has fused jazz and rock so beautifully that you don’t know when one ends and the other begins,” wrote Susan Frances from JazzReview.com.
East Bay Express
D-Lucca, Pressing Forward. Shades
of Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson, albeit
less showy, surface on this instrumental
New Age jazz album. Solos also go to
sax and bass, but the real star is
Walnut Creek resident D-Lucca's guitar.
His tone is clear and bright, though not
devoid of bottom end, and his playing
confident and workmanlike. Unlike
many skilled guitarists, he serves the
song before his vanity.
By Nate Seltenrich
Bass Player Magazine
Daniel Lucca Parenti
By Jonathan Herrera | September 2006
Cruise Control [D-Lucca]
Bay Area bassist Daniel Lucca Parenti’s biggest gig was touring behind jazz and pop vocal legend Rosemary Clooney for several recent years
Walnut Creek, CA
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
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