RIP Rocco

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RIP Rocco

Post by digitaldrummer » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:27 am

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Re: RIP Rocco

Post by markjazzbassist » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:29 am

sad day, his constant 16th note pumping was a unique style. great bassist.

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Re: RIP Rocco

Post by analogika » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:39 am

What a loss. Between him and Jamerson, they covered most of what I consider awesome in bass playing.

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Re: RIP Rocco

Post by drumsound » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:52 am

I just saw this. How awful. We had Rocco and David Garabaldi in for a clinic when I worked in music retail. He was sweet and funny. Shaking his hand was amazing, because it was permanently in the position ready for those awesome 16th notes.

RIP brother.

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Re: RIP Rocco

Post by Brian » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:23 am

I got to mix Tower of Power 7 nights in NYC more than once, I LOVE those guys! I mixed tham at The Bottom Line, and a few of them at the China Club on a jam night. One night Will Lee was there and they invited him up to play, and the difference was amazing, Will was great, but a totally different vibe, Rocco was an unstoppable force of nature, both played great! You could tell it was Rocco’s band. I miss those days.

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