February 5, 2017
Sal La Rocca | Discography
The complet Discography since 1991 (As a Leader & Sideman)
Close Your Eyes2002 Anne Ducros 4tet
About Sal’s Discography
During his career, Sal has recorded on numerous albums.
In 2003, Meanwhile he released his first album “Latinea”, included musicians Bruno Castellucci, Peter Hertmans, Kris Goessens and Jacques Pirotton. Around this time, Sal became the official bassist of singer Anne Ducros, playing, recording and touring with her group for several years. But he added several jazz greats to his resume, including trumpeter Randy Brecker and pianists Thierry Eliez, Enrico Pieranunzi, Jacky Terrasson and René Urtreger.
2007, Sal became the bassist for pop rock group Vaya Con Dios. But he participated in both a European and world tour with the group.
2010, Sal was bassist for the Steve Grossman Quintet performing at the Dinant Jazz Night Festival. The group featured Steve Grossman, Nico Menci, Alvin Queen, Joe Lovano and Sal.
2011, he joined the Gregory Houben Quintet, which was comprised of Gregory Houben (trumpet), Pierrick Pedron (alto sax) and Sal La Rocca (bass). Above all, Sal met American singer Denise King through French pianist Olivier Hutman. They formed a trio that performed in what is referred to as the Benelux States (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) and France.
2013, Sal released his second album “It Could Be The End” (featuring a number of original compositions) through Igloo Records. Therefore, the group was comprised of Lorenzo Di Maio, Pascal Mohy, Hans van Oosterhout and Jacques Schwarz-Bart.
2018, new album released “SHIFTED”, with Jeroen van Herzeele (t. & s. sax), Pascal Mohy (piano & Wurlitzer) & Lieven Venken (drums) on IGLOO RECORDS & EL NEGOCITO RECORDS labels… more
“SHIFTED” | AAJ | Review
By James Fleming Dec 12, 2018 | All About Jazz / Reviews
“The saxophone lines snake out of the speakers, rustling the airwaves like a breeze through firs or singing with all the lyricism of the finest vocalist. The double bass’s hardwood lays a strong foundation. The electricity of the Wurlitzer piano growls atop that age-old sound, like a lightning storm rolling over treetops. Sal La Rocca’s Shifted melds the gentleness of a forest with all the freedom of its animals. The sounds can roam uninhibited and wild. But they all play a part in creating the music’s natural beauty. Each creature as vital as the next. Shifted’s music springs from the well of spiritual jazz. Saxophonist Jeroen van Herzeele occupies the space between Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins—between…(…)”
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