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Pete La Roca - Basra Album

Pete La Roca - Basra Album
Pete La Roca
Post Bop, Modal, Latin Jazz
B1 7243 8 32091 1 8
MP3 album size:
1859 mb
FLAC album size:
1763 mb
Blue Note


Written-By – Pete La Roca
Written-By – Ernesto Lecuona
Written-By – Pete La Roca
Written-By – Steve Swallow
5Tears Come From Heaven
Written-By – Pete La Roca
6Lazy Afternoon
Written-By – Moross, Latouche


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BLP 4205, 4205Pete La Roca Basra ‎(LP, Album, Mono)Blue Note, Blue NoteBLP 4205, 4205US1965
CDP 7243 8 32091 2 5, B2-32091Pete La Roca Basra ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)Blue Note, Blue NoteCDP 7243 8 32091 2 5, B2-32091US1995
GXK-8129, BST 84205Pete La Roca Basra ‎(LP, Album, RE)Blue Note, Blue NoteGXK-8129, BST 84205Japan1979
0838650, 00602508386503, BST 84205, ST-84205, 8420Pete La Roca Basra ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180)Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note0838650, 00602508386503, BST 84205, ST-84205, 8420USA & Europe2020
7243 8 75259 2 4Pete La Roca Basra ‎(CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE, RM)Blue Note7243 8 75259 2 4Europe2005


  • BassSteve Swallow
  • Design [Cover]Reid Miles
  • DrumsPete La Roca
  • Liner NotesIra Gitler
  • Mastered ByWally Traugott
  • Photography By [Cover]Francis Wolff
  • PianoSteve Kuhn
  • Recorded ByRudy Van Gelder
  • Reissue ProducerMichael Cuscuna
  • Tenor SaxophoneJoe Henderson


Recorded on May 19, 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Originally issued on BN 4205/BST 84205


  • Barcode: 7 2438-32091-1 8
  • Other (Label): B1-32091


  • Record Company – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


Basra is the debut album by American drummer Pete La Roca, recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label. All compositions by Pete La Roca except as noted. Malagueña Ernesto Lecuona - 9:01. Candu - 6:45. Tears Come from Heaven - 5:00. It is strange to realize that drummer Pete La Roca only led two albums during the prime years of his career, for this CD reissue of his initial date is a classic. La Roca's three originals Basra, which holds one's interest despite staying on one chord throughout, the blues Candu, and the complex Tears Come From Heaven are stimulating but it is the other three songs that really bring out the best playing in the quartet which is comprised of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Steve Kuhn, and bassist. Pete La Roca - Basra 1965. To favorites 1 Download album. Listen album. Pete La Roca. Songs in album Pete La Roca - Basra 1965. Pete La Roca - Malaguena. Pete La Roca - Candu. Pete La Roca - Tears Come From Heaven. Pete La Roca - Basra. Pete La Roca - Lazy Afternoon. Pete La Roca - Eiderdown. Total votes: 1. Other albums by Pete La Roca. Turkish Women At The Bath. Pete La Roca was born Pete Sims in 1938 and in his early years as a professional musician played timbales in Latin bands, a period that gave him the name La Roca the Rock and a distinctive style that manifested itself in his drum set accompaniment and solos in later years. His first major gig was with Sonny Rollins to who he was introduced by Max Roach, playing live with the master saxophonist between 1957 and 1959. A sole album with La Roca survives from that period, the 1958 Blue Note album A Night at the Village Vanguard. From the afternoon set, A Night In Tunisia is a good example of La Roca. Title number from Pete La Roca's classic Blue Note album Basra. Recorded on May 19, 1965 by Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs. Album 1965 6 Songs. More By Pete La Roca. Turkish Women at the Bath. Three Waves. You May Also Like. Watch the video for Basra from Pete La Roca's Basra for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Pete La Roca was born in New York City. Between 1957 and 1968 he played with Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Slide Hampton, the John Coltrane Quartet, Marian McPartland, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison, Charles Lloyd, Paul Bley, and Steve Kühn, among others, as well as leading his own group and working as the house drummer at the Jazz Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts. During this read more. Pete La Roca born Peter Sims April 7, 1938 November 20, 2012 was an American jazz drummer. Basra CD, Album, Copy Prot. RE, RM. Blue Note. Pete La Roca - Tears Come From Heaven 5:02. Pete La Roca - Basra Basra, 1965 10:00. Pete La Roca - Lazy Afternoon 5:33. Pete La Roca - Eiderdown 4:30. Pete La Roca: American jazz drummer. Sims learned percussion in Public School, at the High School of Music and Art, and at the City College of New York, where he played tympani in the CCNY Orchestra. He adopted the name La Roca early in his musical career when he played timbales for six years in Latin bands. Lazy Afternoon, Basra, Malaguena и другие песни. Basra is a music album by Pete La Roca released in 1965. Basra is ranked 11,496th in the overall chart, 779th in the 1960s, and 72nd in the year 1965. This album is rated in the top 18 of all albums on