Evening STANDARD – Review

eveningEvening STANDARD – Review

Sal La Rocca – It Could Be the End (Igloo)****
EVENING STANDARD : Northern Europe boasts many excellent players, so it’s no surprise
to find a quintet this good from the buttoned-up city of Brussels.
It’s led by a resonant double bassist, a gifted composer who has
a distinctive and hypermodern touch. Two Belgians, guitarist Lorenzo di Maio and pianist Pascal Mohy,contribute elegant solos, but the star turn is really Jacques Schwartz-Bart, a world-class tenorist from Guadeloupe who has
toured with US trumpeter Roy Hargrove a few years back.
His serpentine lines are always a pleasure to follow but it’s La Rocca’s
simple-sounding yet artfully harmonised themes that make this album special.
The only standard here is Crescent, a John Coltrane lament
that inspires solos worthy of its composer.

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The Evening Standard (also the London Evening Standard) is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London. Since 2009 it has been owned by Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev. It is the dominant local/regional evening paper for London and the surrounding area, with coverage of national and international news and City of London finance. Its current editor is former UK Conservative Member of Parliament and Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. In October 2009, the paper ended a 180-year history of paid circulation and became a free newspaper, doubling its circulation as part of a change in its business plan





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