Brian Soundy’s CD of the Month for December 2012
Sal La Rocca….. It Could Be The End
Sal La Rocca…Bass
Lorenz Di Maio…Guitar
Hans Von Oosterhout…Drums
Sal La Rocca is one of Belgium’s most well respected and sort after bassist. He says he owes his style to Paul Chambers and Ray Brown; not a bad thing, but listening to this CD Sal has a much edgier and varied palette set of chops plus some special composing skills.
With Sal on this CD is Pascal Mohy: Piano, Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Sax, Lorenzo Di Miao: Guitar and Hans Van Oosterhout: Drums.
I like Sal’s composing; it give the other musicians some great moments to work on and show what they can do without being over stated.
On the Igloo Label this is well deserved 5 star album http://www.igloorecords.be/artists/sal-la-rocca/
Brian Soundy (UK Jazz Radio & the Jazz Critic)