Sal La Rocca - double bass
Jeroen Van Herzeele - saxophones
Pascal Mohy - piano & Wurlitzer
Lieven Venken - drums
Phil Abraham plays on 6 & 7 - trombone

Recording, Mixing & Mastering: Daniel Léon in december 2017 at Igloo Studio
Pictures: Mael Lagadec
Graphic Design: Simon Defosse

a co-production el NEGOCITO Records - Igloo records

Available on CD
release 28/11/2018


"Silent force of the Belgian jazz scene", Sal La Rocca has appeared alongside Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Steve Grossman, Lee Konitz and Dani Klein (Vaya Con Dios). After two albums to his name ("Latinea", 2003 and "It could be the end", 2012 Igloo), he returns with this new opus for quartet, surrounded by top musicians, who are accustomed to the European and international scene and with whom Sal has already had the opportunity to share the stage on several occasions.

"Shifted" offers a modern jazz firmly rooted in tradition. The music is unreserved, open with a touch of avant-garde and a feel of Coltrane. Pascal Mohy and his Wurlitzer highlight the compositions of Sal with freshness and

"This new quartet is a particularly tight encounter between Jeroen, Pascal and Lieven, musicians that i have enjoyed for a long time because of their sincerity as both people and in their music. The album expresses an opening towards a new sound by choosing to associate the wurlitzer and piano, coupled with Jeroen's sax. This gives it an unexpected dimension. This formula leads to instinctive music that leaves room for musical interactivity that is free and natural."
- Sal La Rocca

"L'album exprime une ouverture vers un nouveau son, dans le choix d'associer le wurlitzer et le piano qui, conjugué au sax de Jeroen, lui donnent une dimension inattendue. Cette formule engendre une musique instinctive qui laisse place à plus d'interactivité musicale, libre et naturelle."
- Sal La Rocca




"L'album est une réussite totale pour la musique de Sal La Rocca; il confirme l'aboutissement de sa carrière. Il vient aussi témoigner de la richesse du jazz en Belgique, de la fusion artistique (de Monk à Coltrane) qui existe entre les jazzmen des deux communautés. Wallons et Flamands ne sont que des prénoms!" Jean-Marie Hacquier, Jazz Hot n°686 (hiver 2018/19)

"Spannend over de ganse lijn." Georges Tonla Briquet, Jazz'Halo (28/11/2018)

"Du grand jazz!" Jean-Pierre Goffin, L'avenir, p. 17 (27/11/2018)****


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1. Shifted
S. La Rocca - 04:18

2. Waiting
L. Venken - 04:39

3. Psalm
J. Van Herzeele - 09:44

4. Wise one
S. La Rocca - 07:02

5. Bicycle
P. Mohy - 06:18

6. Cache-cash
S. La Rocca - 05:11

7. Ragga
S. La Rocca - 06:10

8. Syndrome
C. Bley - 06:18

9. Last Kiss
S. La Rocca - 03:43


total time: 53:48
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