November 29, 2012
Sal La Rocca | Concerts
Concerts Presented by Jazz Near You
John RUOCCO, Gianni BASSO, Harold LAND, Jack VAN POLL, Kris DEFOORT, John ENGELS, Michel HERR, Guy CABAY, Andre CECCARELLI, Ch. HIRSON, Bert JORIS, Jiggs WIGHAM, Steve GROSSMAN, Nico MENCI, Dave TURNER, Michel GRAILLIER, David LINX, Sheila JORDAN, Deborah BROWN, Mark MURPHY, Lee KONITZ, Ada ROVATTI, Gordon BECK, Stanley JORDAN, Charlie MARIANO, Roni BEN-HUR, Bob MOOVER, , Randy BRECKER, Bob FRANCESCHINI, Richie BEIRACH, Scott HAMILTON, Didier LOCKWOOD, Tony LAKATOS, Bobby DURHAM, Steve WILLIAMS, Olivier HUTMAN, Denise KING, Jacques SCHWARZ-BART, Alvin QUEEN, Sun Ra ARKESTRA Featuring Marshall ALLEN etc…
New Album 2018
Sal La Rocca’s new album breathes groove and freedom. His modern jazz with captivating sounds is tinged with avant-gardism. Walloon and Flemish, Belgian and Italian, his group is defined by a multiple identity. Self-taught musician, Sal La Rocca is one of Belgium’s most popular bassists. For more than thirty years, he has been traveling around Europe alongside renowned musicians. He accompanied Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Steve Grossman and Lee Konitz, among others. After two albums as a leader, he recorded in 2017 ’Shifted’, his new record that he will present at this concert.
The project explores a certain duality. First, by the presence of Flemish and Walloon musicians; then, by the apparent opposition between avant-gardism and tradition. Jeroen and Lieven open doors to unexpected sounds and colors. Sal and Pascal are more anchored in the tradition, while remaining permeable to other sounds. Theresome, this alliance offers open music, with surprising tones, groove background that recall the hard-bop of the 60s. Igoo Records/Album