Pete La Roca – Basra

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Basra is the debut album by drummer Pete La Roca, recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated: “It is strange to realize that drummer Pete La Roca only led two albums during the prime years of his career, for this CD reissue of his initial date is a classic”.



Track listing:
All compositions by Pete La Roca except as noted

“Malagueña” (Ernesto Lecuona) – 9:01
“Candu” – 6:45
“Tears Come from Heaven” – 5:00
“Basra” – 9:58
“Lazy Afternoon” (John La Touche, Jerome Moross) – 5:31
“Eiderdown” (Steve Swallow) – 4:28

Pete La Roca – drums
Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
Steve Kuhn – piano
Steve Swallow – bass


Released: October 1965
Recorded: May 19, 1965
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 40:43
Label: Blue Note
BST 84205
Producer: Alfred Lion