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Jimmy LaRocca

by Jimmy LaRocca

Original ballads and Latins with a light jazz flavor - love songs.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Can This Be So?
5:29 $0.99
2. I've Fallen in Love With You
3:28 $0.99
3. Dream Love
4:15 $0.99
4. Is It Over Now?
4:00 $0.99
5. How Could You?
7:00 $0.99
6. Life Is Short
4:16 $0.99
7. I Fell in Love With You
5:42 $0.99
8. Without You
4:12 $0.99
9. I Love You
3:42 $0.99
10. Just With Me and Only Me
3:23 $0.99
11. Why Can't You Be My Love Again?
3:53 $0.99
12. Sing Me a Song of Love
3:09 $0.99
13. My Lonely Heart
4:41 $0.99
14. Life Is but a Dream of You
5:44 $0.99
15. Please Forgive Me
4:13 $0.99
16. Back to the Homeland Salaparuta
5:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
I was born in New Orleans the son of a Jazz Legend, “Nick” LaRocca composer of “Tiger Rag” and the leader of the “Original Dixieland Jazz Band” the band that made the first Jazz recording, the recording that changed forever how Music would be interpreted.
My first introduction to music and the Trumpet, (Cornet), was through my father, He gave me my first lessons when I was ten years old. He could not read or write music. His teaching method was original to say the least.
As I got older my father decided it was time for me to receive formal Trumpet lessons and for me to learn how to read music. I was sent to an instructor that was the conductor of the Loyola College band and played in the New Orleans Symphony, George Jensen.
I played dance music around New Orleans with many different groups until I had the opportunity to play at the “Famous Door” on Bourbon St. in the late 1960’s with a nationally known Jazz Trombone player, Santo Pecora.
In 1997 I started composing music, Jazz, Latin, And Ballard’s, many with lyrics. This CD, “Jimmy LaRocca”, contains sixteen out of the 6390 tunes I have under copyright at this time.
The seven CD’S I have produced are listed below.

80 Years Of Jazz
110 Year Anniversary Of A Jazz Legend “Nick” LaRocca
Listen To My Heart
Jimmy LaRocca
Jazz From New Orleans
The Sweet Odor Of Love
Dixieland Jazz For Children (done in collaboration with Miss Johnette Downing)
(Miss Downing is an award-winning performer of Children’s Music)

Currently I am the leader of the “Original Dixieland Jazz Band®” and travel worldwide giving Jazz Concerts and appearing at many Jazz Festivals internationally.
My musical influences were my father, “Nick” LaRocca, and my trumpet instructor, George Jensen.



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LaRocca is back to his potent best
Jazz as art is the man's ambition, and it is clear his latest CD hits the target. JIMMY LAROCCA is without doubt a versatile musician who graces his music with his talent combined with SARA DEBACHER'S expressive voice in this intimate and evocative set.
The songs not only accentuate the mood of LOVE but also give full meaning to the beautiful simplicity of the lyric's philosophy.
This CD is a coherent example of the small group's collective brilliance. J. DEANS, TORONTO, CANADA


Mr. Jimmy LaRocca has spawned yet another bona fide smash CD
Once in a while, and perhaps quite by chance, a pleasant discovery pops into our lives that has a certain metaphysical aura that lifts our spirits and kindles our emotions. The music of Mr. Jimmy LaRocca is such a discovery.
In the nature of an experiment, if not a novelty, his newest CD simply titled "Jimmy LaRocca" has, apart from its content, an almost authoritative air which derives from the extraordinary connection made between Mr. LaRocca and the ingenuity of four talented artists. This CD seems to be partly the result of a growing confidence in the professional musical skilfulness of Miss. Sarah DeBacher, whose voice cast its spell with her refreshing vocal qualities; Mr. Bob Molinelli, whose free rein to pure melody embellishes with Mr. LaRocca's trumpet, Mr. Al Bernard's Bass, and Mr. David Hansen's percussion. Together, they make the kind of "fire glow" that every song needs.
The music of Mr. LaRocca reveals a totally unabashed, committed romantic musician. He creates sounds that range from a dynamic assertiveness all the way down to a smoky whispering purr. With an undeniable warmth and virile intimacy he reaches out and strokes the listener into willing submission. His music radiates an air of gentleness that comes from an understanding that love makes the world go 'round and his lyrics demonstrate intimate rapport with the intricacies of love.
The group marks the most felicitous combination of sound that resurrects docile feelings of passion.
So sit back, relax, inhale the sweet fragrance of a rose and indulge in a dream of love.
Let Jimmy take you back to a far away homeland and let Sarah sing you a song of love because life is to short.
Katy Duncan
May 20, 2002
Austin, TX


There are so many words to be said that can express the musical talent of JIMMY LAROCCA.
What an extraordinary juxtaposition of contemporary instrumentation with older ITALIAN tunes from the HOMELAND.
Like a chip off the old block,and under the direction of JIMMY LAROCCA, Sarah DeBacher's evocative, crisp, vocal sound conveys the lyrical essence of each love song.
"IS IT OVER NOW?"!!! We hope not.
We hope JIMMY LAROCCA will produce another hit CD soon.
And, respectfully, WOW!!! AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

Vandana Agarawal

Jimmy LaRocca is a versatile musician who graces his music with his inexhaustible talent.This reflective collection is a soothing salve of sound and lyrics for those moments in our lives when we need to take time to relax and retrospect.
Thank you Jimmy for treating us to this exquisite collection of musical pleasures.