Pete La Roca

Two top-notch platters from Pete Sims aka Pete La Roca. While he played with the likes of Sonny Rollins, Jackie Maclean, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Clark and others from the late-50s to mid-60s, it would be these two sets where he would act as the leader. Unfortunately, he opted to stop being a drummer extraordinaire and left the Jazz world in 1968 to become an attorney. Yeah, I’m confused too, but at least he left us these killer albums to cherish. Enjoy!

Pete La Roca – Basra; Blue Note, 1965

Pete La Roca - Basra

Pete La Roca – Turkish Women at the Bath; Douglas, 1967

Pete La Roca - Turkish Women at the Bath

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