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Sal La Rocca

Sal La Rocca

Jazz / other Belgium, BE  BE
INSOMNIA
INSOMNIA
LAZY LION
LAZY LION
IT COULD BE THE END
IT COULD BE THE END
CRESCENT (J.Coltrane)
CRESCENT (J.Coltrane)
SEASON HEAT
SEASON HEAT

Discography

  • Igl 230 19-52-42
    IT COULD BE THE END Released on Apr 2, 2012
  • Igl168
    LATINEA Released on Jan 15, 2003

Videos

Dani Klein, Sal La Rocca - I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (and Throw Away the Key)

Shows

  • Fri

    Aug 7

    STERPIGNY/Gouvy, BE | 8:00pm

    Considéré comme le meilleur contrebassiste jazz de Belgique, Sal La Rocca débarque sur la scène de la Ferme Madelonne. Le jazz qu’il nous propose est à la fois personnel et tout à fait moderne. Il collabore avec le guitariste Lorenzo Di Maio qui combine de manière énergique les sons rock et les improvisations jazz. Avec les musiciens de haute volée qui composent son groupe, il nous embarque pour un voyage dans le Swing, le groove, la rigueur et la tendresse Baroudeur du jazz, Sal La Rocca débute comme guitariste rock. A 23 ans, au début des années 80, le jazz lui apparait comme une révélation ! Il quitte la 6 cordes et passe à la contrebasse qu’il explore par lui-même, Paul Chambers lui servant de référence. Il a tourné avec Vaya con Dios, Phil Abraham quartet, Bop and Soul Sextet, Toots Thielemans, Philippe Catherine, Steve Grossman, Lee Konitz…

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  • Sat

    Aug 8

    GOUVY, BE | 8:00pm

    DANI KLEIN (VAYA CON DIOS) / SAL LA ROCCA QUARTETTE (B) Hommage à Billie Holliday

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  • Thu

    Sep 17

    Borgerhout, BE | 8:30pm

    Dani Klein proudly announces her new music project: ‘Dani Klein & Sal La Rocca’. Together with Sal La Rocca (bass), William Lecomte (piano) and Tim De Jonghe (trumpet) Dani sings Billie. The three renown jazz musicians and Dani will be releasing I’m gonna lock my heart as the first single on Friday June 19th. For the upcoming album Dani Klein has selected her feel-good favorites from the valuable repertoire of the legendary Billie Holiday. The album, scheduled for a release after the summer, is Dani’s homage to Billie who would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year.

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  • Sun

    Dec 6

    Brussel, BE | 7:00pm

    Glorious tribute to the great jazz diva Lady Day ‘We hebben onze eigen Billie Holiday, ze heet Dani Klein.’ (Hugo Camps) Billie Holiday – one of the most unique voices to ever come forth from the jazz world – would have turned 100 this year. AB celebrates this abundantly, of course! In the spring it was the turn of New York's José James, who came to present his Blue Note album and Lady Day tribute ‘Yesterday I Had The Blues’ to a sold-out house. In autumn our very own Dani Klein will shine her light on the work of Billie Holiday. The Vaya Con Dios farewell tour is still etched in collective memory but apparently it's something in the blood - as Dani Kleine threw herself into Billy Holiday's rich oeuvre right afterwards, along with three renowned jazz musicians – contrabass player Sal La Rocca, pianist William Lecomte and trumpet player Tim De Jonghe. That will now result in the album ‘Dani sings Billie’ later in the year, whereby it is obvious that she has chosen the lesser-told side of the Lady Day story – cheerful and up-tempo. Meanwhile, we've seen this group at work during the Radio 1 program ‘Billie Holiday at the Roxy’ and were seriously impressed!

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Comments

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  • Billy Mully (Fan)
    Billy Mully
    Nice work! check out something that can help spread the word! http://tinyurl.com/q423gpe
  • Sami (Artist)
    Sami
    love & respect ....................have a great & awesome day
  • NEFERFARI (Artist)
    NEFERFARI
    YOU BRING THE BEAUTIFUL NOW !!
  • AWE.SOME (Artist)
    AWE.SOME
    Great music, Sal!:))) Stay unique as you are and sincere in what you do! Cheers!:)))
  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist)
    Chuck Brunicardi
    "Insomnia" smooth keys, horns enchant Sal. You are an amazing bass player. LA best wishes.
  • DogFlow (Artist)
    DogFlow
    peace

Photos

  • © Claire Rensonnet - Live @ Blues-Sphere (BE)
  • © Claire Rensonnet - Live @ Blues-Sphere (BE)
  • © Claire Rensonnet - Live @ Blues-Sphere (BE)

Members

Lorenzo Di Maio

Guitar

Pascal Mohy

Piano

Hans van Oosterhout

Drums

About

Sounds Like: Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, John Scofield, weather report, Dave Holland

Label: Igloo-records

Manager: evelynmanagement@gmail.com

Bio: Double Bass Player / Composer

Sal is originally from Seraing, Belgium, near Liège. He was first a Rock guitarist, but switched to the bass as his instrument of choice after hearing (for the first time) music by several jazz greats. After switching, he taught himself how to play by the age of 23...See Full Bio

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Q: Its a major undertaking! Requires other jazz musicians to pitch in and do what they can, whatever that might mean to the individual! I was a studio musician in Holland 1968-74! A BOOK within its

A: ok i see !

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