CITADELIC SUMMER 17 in Citadelpark from 31 may to 5 june 2017


CITADELIC SUMMER 17

Sunday 4 June 2017, 8:00 pm
SAL LA ROCCA QUARTET

sal la rocca

(NL)
Sal La Rocca, aanvankelijk geïnteresseerd in gitaarrock, ontdekte in het begin van de jaren 80 het jazzgenre. Sal wisselde de gitaar voor de bas en leerde het jazz idioom, geïnspireerd door het model van Paul Chambers. Daarna wordt hij regelmatig gezien aan de zijde vanJacques Pelzer. Hij speelt zich als bassist in de kijker, een positie die eerder oningenomen bleek in Liège, en speelt met de muzikanten van de regio: Robert Jeanne, Robert Grahama, Steve Houben, Pierre Vaiana … Via Jacques Pelzer ontmoet en speelt hij met Jon Eardley.

La Rocca bouwt onvermoeibaar verder op zijn vaardigheden als muzikant, en het duurt niet lang voordat hij wordt opgemerkt naast Toots THIELEMANS, Philip CATHERINE, Steve GROSSMAN, Lee KONITZ en Dani KLEIN (om in Vaya Con Dios te spelen). Zijn quartet omvat logischerwijs niet de allerminsten met onze lieveling Jeroen Van Herzeele, Pascal Mohy en Lieven Venken.

(ENG)
Sal La Rocca, It is aside Jacques Pelzer that he meets and plays with Jon Eardley. 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 ( Vaya Con Dios)
His quartet does of course not consist of the very least with our saxophone favorite Jeroen Van Herzeele plus Pascal Mohy and Lieven Venken.
During his career, Sal has recorded on numerous albums. In 2003, 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.

He added several jazz greats to his resume, including trumpeter Randy Brecker and pianists Thierry Eliez, Enrico Pieranunzi, Jacky Terrasson and René Urtreger. In 2007, he became the bassist for pop rock group Vaya Con Dios. Sal participated in both a European and world tour with the group.
In 2010, he 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. In 2011, he joined the Gregory Houben Quintet, which was comprised of Gregory Houben (tp), Pierrick Pedron (a.sax) and Sal La Rocca.

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. In 2013, Sal released his second album “It Could Be The End” (featuring a number of original compositions) through Igloo Records. The group was comprised of Lorenzo Di Maio, Pascal Mohy, Hans van Oosterhout featuring Jacques Schwarz-Bart.

2015, Sal is hired by Bob Mover for a tour of ten concerts in Belgium & 2016, He had the privilege of playing with the Sun Ra Arkestra for a short tour in Belgium and Holland.

 

JEROEN VAN HERZEELE  tenor saxophone

PASCAL MOHY  keys

LIEVEN VENKEN  drums

SAL LA ROCCA  double bas

 

CITADELIC is highly commited to music, jazz, improvisation and performance…
citadelicwith a summer festival in the park
and other programs at different locations
like SMAK, Atelier, Gravensteen, St-Anna, El Negocito …* for musicians or groups that are interested to play at the festivals, …please send your cd’s to Abeelstraat 9, 9000 Gent, Belgium… for any kind of question please mail us at info@citadelic.be

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