Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pete La Roca - Turkish Women at the Bath

Pete La Roca's decision to leave music in 1968 and become an attorney (under his original name of Pete Sims) cut short a productive career. He started his career playing timbales in Latin bands, changing his name to Pete La Roca at the time. He played drums with Sonny Rollins (1957-1959) and had associations with Jackie McLean, Slide Hampton, the John Coltrane Quartet (where he was the original drummer in 1960), and Marian McPartland. La Roca led his own group (1961-1962), was the house drummer at the Jazz Workshop in Boston (1963-1964), and worked with Art Farmer (1964-1965), Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison, Charles Lloyd (1966), Paul Bley, and Steve Kuhn, among others. He led two impressive albums: the classic Blue Note record Basra with Joe Henderson and Bliss !, a Douglas session (reissued on Muse) featuring Chick Corea and John Gilmore. La Roca started playing jazz again in 1979.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll


Pete La Roca
Turkish Women at the Bath

Tracks

1 Turkish Women at the Bath   5:45
2 Dancing Girls  6:07
3 Love Planet   5:40
4 Marjoun  3:40
5 Bliss   4:58
6 Sin Street  7:15
7 And So I   1:24

All Compositions by Pete la Roca

Personnel
Pete La Roca - b
Chick Corea - p
John Gilmore - ts
Walter Booker - b 

Recorded May 25, 1967

18 comments:

jazzfriend said...

Gracias Mel, por este Maravilloso album, lo conocía como "Bliss" y bajo el nombre de Chick Corea, sello Timeless.

Otro gran aporte.

Saludos desde Chile.

neil said...

Often wondered about this album with the strange title, Mel. Thanks for the opportunity to check it out...

jazzfriend said...

Dear Mel, I suggest that you review the list of Tracks for this post, as this wrong, the tracks belong to another album.

Greetings from Chile

Melanchthon said...

Thank You jazzfriend, all is correct, now !

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel. New to me. Thanks for the introduction!

Frasco said...

Thank you very much...

DJ Flipside said...

Hi guys, just a quick note of appreciation from me for all your amazing work & dedication. The internet is a brighter place since I've discovered you. Thank you so much! And above all, Jazz, the mighty Jazz thanks you. You are true diplomats of Jazz!
I was also wondering if this album (Pete LaRoca - Turkish Women at the Bath)has a different password to the three I already know, as those don't seem to open the zip file?
Cheers guys.
DJ Flipside

Markus Rose said...

thank you for this post. interesting story about this album is that it was released later under chick corea's name, under the title of "bliss." La Roca later sued, using his newfound legal knowledge, to stop the release under Corea's name.

Melanchthon said...

http://www87.zippyshare.com/v/bFIFdg4v/file.html
http://www87.zippyshare.com/v/7rWNKSrx/file.html

deGallo said...

Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thank you Mel

Danny said...

I love this record and I lost my file in hardrive accident! What is is the pw thanks thanks thanks! When I try the PW link I get to a dangerous place.

Melanchthon said...

A "dangerous place" ? Do you mean with Turkish women at the bath ?

Melanchthon said...

Pass is "melanchthon"

Danny said...

Thanks Melanchthon!

Charco74 said...

thank you so much for the awesome music. you have amazing taste, my friend.