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Pete La Roca

dr, 1938-2012 US, Harlem
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Peter Sims Peter Sims (2)

American jazz drummer Born : April 07, 1938 in New York City, New York. Died : November 19, 2012 in New York City, New York. (Cancer) Pete played with : Sonny Rollins (1957-'59), Jackie McLean, Slide Hampton, John Coltrane, Marian McPartland, led his own group (1961-'62), Art Farmer (1964-'65), Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison, Charles Lloyd (1966), Paul Bley, Steve Kuhn and many others. As a leader he made three albums : "Basra" (1965), Bliss! (1967) and "Turkish Women at the Bath" (1967). He adopted the name Pete La Roca early in his career when he played timbales in latin bands.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
Popular Tracks   
Lazy Afternoon - Remastered 2004 on Basra by Pete La Roca
Bliss on Turkish Women at the Bath by Pete La Roca
Malaguena - Remastered 2004 on Basra by Pete La Roca
Basra - Remastered 2004 on Basra by Pete La Roca
Candu - Remastered 2004 on Basra by Pete La Roca
Turkish Women at the Bath on Turkish Women at the Bath by Pete La Roca
Eiderdown - Remastered 2004 on Basra by Pete La Roca
And So I on Turkish Women at the Bath by Pete La Roca
Tears Come From Heaven - Remastered 2004 on Basra by Pete La Roca
The Dancing Girl on Turkish Women at the Bath by Pete La Roca

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
1960Steve Kuhn, Scott LaFaro, Pete La Roca2005Album
SwingTimePete La Roca, SwingTime1997Album
Floater SyndromePaul Bley, Pete La Roca, Steve Swallow1989Compil.
SyndromePaul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete La Roca1986Album
FloaterPaul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete La Roca1984Album
I'll RememberTony Scott, Bill Evans, Jimmy Garrison, Pete La Roca1984Album
Golden MomentsTony Scott with Bill Evans • Jimmy Garrison • Pete La Roca1982Album
Turkish Women At The BathPete La Roca1967Album
BasraPete La Roca1965Album
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