SLR 5 Presents…


SLR 5⎜NEW BAND EXPERIENCE

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SLR 5 : For The Next Album Release #JOKER​

Track Name : NO INTIENDO
With – Sal La Rocca (d.bass) – Maayan Smith (t.sax) – Phil Abraham (trombone) – Igor Gehenot (piano) – Noam Israeli (drums)
Sal La Rocca, one #Belgium‘s finest bass players with an illustrious career behind (and ahead) of him, is surrounding himself with young talent for this new exciting quintet. All new material and adventurous group interplay is on the menu !
Video & Editing by GIG & LOU – Sound Ingineer : Pascale Snoeks – Thumbnail Pic : © Didier Wagner
Booking : samsa@samsa-editions.be (Christine Verdussen)
Special Thx to the Whole Marni Theater Team

 

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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 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.
SHIFTED (Nov 2018), with : Jeroen van Herzeele (t. & s. sax), Pascal Mohy (piano & Wurlitzer) & Lieven Venken (drums) on IGLOO RECORDS & EL NEGOCITO RECORDS labels. Igloo Records & el Negocito Records

 

 

Live Press

SLR 5 | JOKER
JAZZ STATION / REVIEW
Sal La Rocca never ceases to surprise us. After the hit album “Shifted”, the Sicilian-born double bass player returns with a new and profoundly different project. There is a quintet version of a brand new line-up with Maayan Smith on tenor sax and Noam Israeli on drums. Two Israeli musicians newly arrived in Brussels, whom Sal met during a jam, and whose ardor and energy quickly seduced. On the piano, it is the incomparable Igor Gehenot whose percussive sound tinged with Caribbean tones gives a warm and welcoming music. Phil Abraham, who collaborated on Sal’s latest album, enters the band with beautiful textures highlighting the compositions of Sal La Rocca. These sound groovy, resolutely optimistic. They make you think of the sea, the beach, make you want to dance, hug, laugh … It feels great at the time when these few words are written …Saturday October 9, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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