FC146 - Mochelan Zoku
Sal La Rocca

Sal La Rocca, is one of Belgium's most in-demand double bassists. He has played alongside Toots, Philip Catherine, Nathalie Loriers and Anne Ducros (in France).

After a stint with rock playing guitar, at age 23, Salvatore LA ROCCA discovers jazz in the early 80's and switches to double bass which he intensively explores on his own, taking as a model Paul CHAMBERS.

Thereafter he is regularly seen aside Jacques Pelzer. Establishing himself as a bass player, a position rather empty at that time in Liège, he plays with the musicians of the region: Robert JEANNE, Robert GRAHAME, Steve HOUBEN, Pierre VAIANA...It is aside Jacques PELZER that he meets and plays with Jon EARDLEY.

 

Other musicians with whom Salvatore played : John RUOCCO, Gianni BASSO, Harold LAND, Jack VAN POLL, Kris DEFOORT, Ali RYERSON, Paolo RADONI, Félix SIMTAINE, John ENGELS, Philip CATHERINE, Michel HERR, Guy CABAY, André CECCARELLI, Mourad BENHAMOU, David LINX, Deborah BROWN, Sheila JORDAN, Mark MURPHY, Steve GROSSMAN, Ch. HIRSON, Bert JORIS, Jiggs WIGHAM, Dave TURNER, Michel GRAILLIER, Salvatore BONAFEDE, Stéphane BELMONDO, Lee KONITZ, Gordon BECK, Anne DUCROS, Olivier HUTMAN, Stanley JORDAN, Randy BRECKER, Bob FRANCESCHINI, Richie BEIRACH, Scott HAMILTON, Didier LOCKWOOD, Tony LAKATOS, Bobby DURHAM, Dani KLEIN, Jacques SCHWARZ-BART, William LECOMTE, Emanuele CISI...

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