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Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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. In 1986, he works with French pianist Michel GRAILLIER and American drummer Leo MITCHELL. Steve GROSSMAN 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...