Winter Jazz Festival
December 12, 2012
Sal La Rocca Band Jan 24/2013
Winter jazz : Théâtre Marni (BE) – Sal La Rocca has built up a pedigree of jazz experience, both at home in Belgium and abroad, playing alongside Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Nathalie Loriers, Dani Klein and Anne Ducros. For the second time the sideman has swapped places with the group leader and composer; this time in order to bring us ‘It could be the End’. This personal vision of modern jazz intertwines improvisation with the energy and vibrancy of the rock world. High-flying soloists, swing, groove, power and tenderness are also all to be found lurking within.
Pers: Sal La Rocca (d.b), Erwin Vann (t.sax), Lorenzo Di Maio (gt), Pascal Mohy (p), Hans Van Oosterhout (drs)
About Sal La Rocca
Sal La Rocca – Initially briefly interested in guitar rock, he discovered the jazz genre in the early 1980s. Sal traded the guitar for the bass and taught himself the jazz idiom, inspired by the model of Paul Chambers. La Rocca tirelessly built on his abilities as a musician, and it did not take long before he was noticed playing alongside Toots THIELEMANS, Philip CATHERINE, Steve GROSSMAN, Lee KONITZ, Dani KLEIN featuring Vaya Con Dios…
Sal (Salvatore) La Rocca has released three albums under his own name, such as LATINEA (Jan 2003). IT COULD BE THE END (Feb 2012), with : Lorenzo DI MAIO (guitar), Pascal MOHY (piano & Fender Rh.) and Hans van OOSTERHOUT (drums) featuring : Jacques SCHWARZ-BART (t. sax) on the IGLOO RECORDS label.
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