INTERVIEW with Sal LA ROCCA / JazzBluesNews.Space
December 17, 2018
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist and composer Sal La Rocca.An interview by email in writing.
JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music?
Sal La Rocca: – I grew up in Liège (Belgium) and there was always a guitar in my family, it was my older brother who played and listened to a lot of soul and rock music.
JBN.S: – What got you interested in picking up the contrabass? What teacher or teachers helped you progress to the level of playing you have today? What made you choose the contrabass?
SLR: – I had a period on the electric guitar I started on the electric bass, and there was only one step to go to the contrabass. After the advice of a friend saxophonist, I went to take private bass lessons for 2 years in private with a classic Polish bass player, a monster of the technique
JBN.S: – How did your sound evolve over time? What did you do to find and develop your sound?
SLR: – It takes a lot of time, over the concerts you adjust the settings to improve the sound. for example, find the right pickups and also the amp, not to mention the choice of the right strings.
JBN.S: – What practice routine or exercise have you developed to maintain and improve your current musical ability especially pertaining to rhythm?
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Interview by Simon Sargsyan