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Sal La Rocca

Rank #1 BE Belgium, BE Jazz / other

50% of sales go to the charity charity: water.

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Sounds Like: Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, John Scofield, weather report, pat metheny

Label: Igloo-records

Manager: evelynmanagement@gmail.com

Bio: - Sal La Rocca, is one of Belgium's most in-demand double bassists. He has played alongside Toots THIELEMANS, Philip CATHERINE, Nathalie LORIERS, Steve GROSSMAN…
After a stint with rock playing guitar, at age 23, Salvatore LA ROCCA discovers jazz in the early 80's and switches to double bass whic... See Full Bio

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  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Bruges, BE | 8:30pm

    Bruges, BE
    Sat Sep 13 8:30pm


    Dit kwartet o.l.v. vibrafonist Jan de Haas brengt naast eigen composities ook actuele adaptaties van standards van o.a. John Coltrane of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jan de Haas arrangeert, dirigeert en speelt vibrafoon in een lyrisch samenspel met pianist Ivan Paduart. Als ruggengraat van dit Belgian all-star quartet vinden we een hechte ritmetandem met Sal La Rocca op contrabas en Mimi Verderame op drums. Ruim tien jaar nadat Jan de Haas op ons huislabel de wondermooie plaat Doing My Thing (W.E.R.F.040) uitbracht, zijn we trots om vandaag het gloednieuwe album Dreams Ago (W.E.R.F.123) in première aan u te mogen voorstellen.

  • Fri

    Sep 12

    City of Brussels, BRU, BE | 10:30pm

    City of Brussels, BRU, BE
    Fri Sep 12 10:30pm


    Sal La Rocca, compositeur et leader exceptionnel, nous propose un jazz bien rythmé, classique et audacieux à la fois. Avec un style d’écriture qui lui est propre, il nous fait découvrir un univers personnel de jazz moderne. Il a choisi, pour cette formation, des musiciens de haut vol capables de mener à bien sa vision. "Un album singulier qui se décline au pluriel et se conjugue au présent, au passé et au futur ; un disque de jazz contemporain en forme de voyage avec, à chaque étape, une chanson à fredonner et des solistes de haut vol à suivre dans leurs pérégrinations harmoniques et rythmiques. Soyons justes : un disque signé par un bassiste-leader ressemble souvent comme deux gouttes d’eau à un autre disque signé par un bassiste-leader : comme une lourde revanche sur le statut d’accompagnateur – plein feu sur le bassiste, à moi tous les thèmes, tous les premiers chorus, les codas... Ce second album de Sal La Rocca évite habilement le piège : seul l’univers compositionnel (Crescent excepté) est l’œuvre exclusive du leader, pour le reste, l’équilibre est impeccable et chaque musicien sort grandi de l’aventure. It could be the end ?" J.Paul Schroeder, Maison du Jazz

  • Wed

    Sep 10

    Liège, BE | 9:00pm
    Wed Sep 10 9:00pm


    Pascal Mohy, 31 years old in the year 2011, could have lived 75 years ago. Or even more. His romantic air echoes the spirit of freedom of a young Berlioz or Hugo with an added flash of humour in his eye and a breezy smile. His music, however, is directly linked to the racy elegance of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Count Basie. It’s no accident that his 2008 album “Automne 08” features a version of “Prelude to a Kiss” by the Duke. But Pascal is not stuck in the sophisticated thirties. His piano playing also embraces musical touches from Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane and he readily listens to Jarrett and Mehldau. Influences, not strict models. Pascal Mohy has been able to develop a personal, contemporary style, not fearing to twist melodies and harmonies to extract the best juice while staying classy and refined. In melancholy as in happiness, with enthusiasm and distinction, Pascal Mohy goes deep inside to find music that talks as much to the heart as to the mind. Without vain brilliance or demonstrations. His piano is not a circus instrument; it is how he shares his emotions. He does this lavishly through his Trio and other formats, alongside Steve Houben, Mélanie De Biasio, Mimi Verderame, Toine Thys, Greg Houben and others. Pascal Mohy is the essence of piano.

  • Sat

    Aug 9

    St-Gillis, BRUSS, BE | 9:00pm

    St-Gillis, BRUSS, BE
    Sat Aug 09 9:00pm


    Under the impulse of Sal La Rocca, this trio was formed with some top European experienced musicians, including famous Alesso Menconi on guitar. They propose a repertoire including original compositions and jazz standards.

  • Fri

    Aug 8

    St-Gillis, BRUSS, BE | 9:00pm

    St-Gillis, BRUSS, BE
    Fri Aug 08 9:00pm


    Under the impulse of Sal La Rocca, this trio was formed with some top European experienced musicians, including famous Alesso Menconi on guitar. They propose a repertoire including original compositions and jazz standards.

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  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist) Chuck Brunicardi
    "Insomnia" smooth keys, horns enchant Sal. You are an amazing bass player. LA best wishes.
  • Justin Boerema (Artist) Justin Boerema
  • R3dblossom (Artist) R3dblossom
    Oh, so beautifully and skilfully played music!
  • DeJeaAngel (Artist) DeJeaAngel
    Am in awe! Such beautiful tunes. Wish you all the best! DeJeaAngel
  • Steve Zuwala (Artist) Steve Zuwala
    Just here to let you know that you and your music are great!
  • Sal La Rocca (Artist) Sal La Rocca
    PLEASE FELL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON MY WEBSITE...1000THX http://www.sallarocca.com
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