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Sal La Rocca

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Sal La Rocca is originally from Seraing, Belgium, near LIEGE. He was first a Rock guitarist, but switched to the bass as his instrument of choice after hearing (for the first time) music by several jazz greats. After switching, he taught himself how to play by the age of 23. Over time, he become one of the most "in demand" double bassists in Belgium and in the European theater. Starting in the mid 80's, Sal has toured and performed with a wide array of musicians on the European continent. The 90's saw him expanding his presence with world tours. His list of celebrity musicians he performed with continued to grow, adding well known names like Lee Konitz, Philippe Catherine and Toots Thielemans to his musical resume. During his career, Sal has recorded on numerous albums

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Waiting (Lieven Venken)

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Label: Igloo Records & El Negocito Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 04:42

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SLR 5's New Band Experience: No Intiendo

Featuring the music of Sal La Rocca
Duration: 1:59

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! Sal La Rocca (double bass); Maayan Smith (tenor saxophone); Phil Abraham (trombone); Igor Gehenot (piano); Noam Israeli (drums).
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RAGGA

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Label: Igloo Records & El Negocito Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 06:10

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Article: Year in Review

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Joker

Featuring the music of Sal La Rocca
Duration: 2:06

A sneak peek at bassist Sal La Rocca's new band, SLR 5, and their upcoming release Joker with Maayan Smith (tenor saxophone), Phil Abraham (trombone), Igor Gehenot (piano), Noam Israeli (drums) and Sal La Rocca (bass).
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Cache-Cash

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Label: Igloo Records & El Negocito Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 05:11

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Article: Year in Review

Popular Tracks: 2019

Read "Popular Tracks: 2019" reviewed by Michael Ricci


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Lieven Venken

Raised in Belgium in an environment full of music, Lieven Venken began playing the violin at the age of four. Soon he expanded his training to include percussion, which, while he excelled as a vocalist and violinist, became his primary focus and love. Lieven then entered Belgium's "Lemmensinstuut", studying with world reknowned jazz drummer h Dré PALLEMAERTS. He graduted in '99 "cum laude". He also studied in Amsterdam with Kees CRANENBURG and with Billy HART (New York). Private lessons, Billy HART, Brian BLADE, Jorge ROSSY, jazz drums New York 1997 Summer camp, jazz drums by Billy HART, ensemble by Mark LEVINE, jazz drums, ensemble Dworp, Belgium Aug.1997, Aug

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Shifted

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Label: Igloo Records & El Negocito Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 04:21


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