December 4, 2012
Sal La Rocca | Timeline
DC Bebop – Sal La Rocca
Sunday November 30, 2014 at 9:14 PM – Sal has shared the stage with an impressive list of talented musicians: 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 (trumpet), Pierrick Pedron (alto sax) and Sal La Rocca (bass). 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 and Jacques Schwarz-Bart. Sal can be experienced live with his, and other groups at numerous world venues.
LDH Jazz Tour 2013Sal La Rocca (d.b), Erwin Vann(t.sax), Lorenzo Di Maio (gt), Pascal Mohy (p), Antoine Pierre (drs) on the 2nd, 23th, 24th of oct., Adriano Verderame (drs) on the 4th, 16th 19th of oct. + 1st, 2nd of nov.
2012-13 All songs by L. Doumont (except where indicated). Prod. by Da Romeo ; Rec., mix. & mast. by V. De Bast.
2012 Max Blesin (gt),
Bop and Soul sextet
Greg Houben (tp), Eric Prost (t.s),
Pascal Mohy (p),
Sal La Rocca (d.b),
Hans v. Oosterhout (drs)
June 2012 Richie Beirach (p), Steve Houben (a.sax, fl.), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Hans van Oosterhout (drs)
Richie Beirach/Steve Houben 4tet
2011-12 Pers: Sal La Rocca (b) Lorenzo Di Maio (gt) Pascal Mohy (p) Hans van Oosterhout (drs) Feat: Jacques Schwarz-Bart (t.sax)
New album IGLOO release
2011 Steve Grossman (ts), Valerio Pontrandolfo (ts), Nico Menci (p), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Alvin Queen (drs) featuring: Joe Lovano
STEVE GROSSMAN TWO TENORS 5TET
2010-11 G.Houben (tp), P.Pedron (a.sax), P.Mohy (p), Sal La Rocca (b), Rick Hollander (drs)
CD Greg HOUBEN Pierrick Pedron
2009 Sal La Rocca (d.b), Pascal Mohy (p), Joost Van Schaik (drs)
CD Automne 08
Pascal Mohy Trio
2008 Sabin Todorov (p), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Lionel Beuvens (drs) - IGLOO RECORDS
Sabin Todorov Trio
2006-07 CD and DVD with Vaya Con Dios featuring: Dani Klein
Vaya Con Dios
The Ultimate Collection
2006 Olivier HUTMAN (p),
CD Suite Mangrove
Jacques SCHWARZ-BART (t.sax),
Sal LA ROCCA (d.b),
Hans Van OOSTERHOUT (drs).
2005-06 “Jazz a Liege” with Steve HOUBEN “trio” + Richie BEIRACH (p), (recorded by Belgian TV).
2005 Personnel : Chick COREA – Jacky TERRASSON – Enrico PIERANUNZI – René URTREGER… + Guest : Bob FRANCESCHINI (t.sax)
CD Anne DUCROS
2004 CD with : Peter Hertmans (gt, org.), Bruno Castellucci (drs), Sal la Rocca, (d.b), T. De Jonge (tp), S. Delannoye (a.s.), D. Peremans (tb)
Peter Hertmans Trio
2003-04 Daniel Noesig (tp), Toine Thys (alt and tenor sax), Sal Larocca (d.b), Manolo Cabras (d.b), Thorsten Grau (drs).
CD : Take The Duck - Duck’s Food
All songs written by: Toine Thys & Daniel Noesig.
2003 S. la Rocca (d.b), J. Pirotton (gt), Pt. Hertmans (gt), Kr. Goessens (p), Br. Castellucci (drs)
Sal La Rocca Quintet
2002-03 Anne Ducros (voc), Benoît de Mesmay (p, Key) Sal La Rocca (d.b), Bruno Castellucci (drs) Guest: Toots Thielemans (Harm.)
CD Anne DUCROS
Close Your Eyes
2002 Nathalie Loriers (p), Frank Vaganée, Kurt Van Herck (sax), Laurent Blondiau (tp), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Hans van Oosterhout (drs)
Nathalie Loriers Trio + Extensions
2001 Erik Vermeulen (p), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Jan de Haas (drs)
Erik Vermeulen Trio
Songs Of Minutes
Recorded at Studio Igloo in Brussels
2000-01 Anne Ducros (voc), Didier Lockwood (violin, tp), Gordon Beck (p), Bruno Castellucci ( drs), Sal La Rocca (d.b)
CD Anne DUCROS
2000 Nathalie Loriers (p), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Hans van Oosterhout (drs) - Pygmalion Records
Nathalie Loriers Trio Silent Spring
Tour: Syria, Jordania, Brasil, Japan.
1999-00 Manuel Hermia(a.sax, fl.), Bruno Castellucci (drs), Erik Vermeulen (p), Sal La Rocca (d.bass),
Manuel Hermia L'Esprit Du Val
1998-99 Peter hertmans (gt), Jeroen Van Herzeele (t.sax), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Jan De Haas (drs)
Ode For Joe
1998 N. Loriers (p), S. La Rocca (d.b) B. Castellucci (drs) on track 1 & 2
T. Thielemans The Live Takes Vol. 1
Live at Palais des Congrès (BE)
1997-08 Laurent Blondiau (tp), Jeroen Van Herzeele (t.sax), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Hans Van Oosterhout (drs)
Mâäk's Spirit Live
1996-97 Peter hertmans (gt), Jeroen Van Herzeele (t.sax), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Jan De Haas (drs)
Peter Hertmans / Jeroen Van Herzeele
1996 Eric Legnini (p), Erwin Vann (sax), Sal La Rocca (b), Bruno Castellucci (drs) G. Vercampt, F. Vervoort, E. Foubert (viol.), M. Boulanger (cello)
1995-96 M. del Ferro (p, synth.), Fr. Vaganée (a.sax), S. La Rocca (d.b), H. V. Oosterhout (drs). Challenge-Rec.
Del Ferro/Vaganée Group
1995 Nathalie Loriers (p), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Hans van Oosterhout (drs) - IGLOO RECORDS
CD Nathalie Loriers Trio
1994 Lee konitz (a.sax), Jeanfrançois Prins (gt), Sal La Rocca (d.b), Bruno Castellucci (drs)
CD Lee Konitz
& the J.F. Prins Trio
1993 S. Houben (a.sax, fl.), D. Wissels (p), S. La Rocca (d.b), R. Hollander (drs) Rec. at Studio Caraïbes.
Steve Houben 4tet Blue Circumstances
1986 Steve GROSSMAN (t.sax) hires him, together with Georges BROWN (drs), in 1987, for a tour in the Benelux and south of France, to appear in the major Festivals.
2013 - 14 DANI KLEIN HAS STARTED HER FAREWELL TOUR. THIS WILL BE THE LAST VAYA CON DIOS TOUR EVER.
Vaya Con Dios - Farewell Tour