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even now I still can't come to terms with how many French players and a select group of Dutch players are in a league WAY above the rest of the world.
No, I think I am. 😀
Jeez...love his playing & tone on Selmer #607 or just in general that is.
Okay, this thread can now return to 8 years ago.
Hey man I just started listening to him last year!
very sophisticated. Somewhere on YouTube, he is playing minor swing but with a heavy bebop vocabulary, it’s just intense! Maybe I’ll try to find it
I'm surprised I didn't comment on this thread already...what stands out the most about Rocky to me is every time I mentioned his name to any of the French, usually Parisian, instructors at DiJ (and they're monster players themselves), they would open their eyes wide and just say in awe "oh, Rocky...". I heard it mentioned that he purposely keeps out of the spotlight. His self titled album was on my daily rotation for months.
Thanks @vanmalmsteen, I probably have run across it...since I've been searching his stuff all over, There's one on a L5 and another on a F hole GJ guitar. I've been wearing out "Someday My Prince Will Come", * Mademoiselle" & some others on the Selmer #607 albums.
I can see why, I've been listening to that also...it's been inspiring finding all these great "new to me" players.
The Selmer 607 stuff is so Goood!