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Pete LaRoca Sims R.I.P.

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Sorry to say.....

One of the great ones.....

In my top 5 favorite drummers wise.....

I was really fortunate to do a number of gigs with him......

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may a wonderful man and musician rest in peace. sincere condolences to his family and friends. the jazz community will miss him.

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How sad!

First time I heard him was when he played with the Sonny Rollins trio (with Henry Grimes) at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris back in 1959.

A very incisive player!

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very sad . A very fine drummer.

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Sorry to hear this - a fine drummer.

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Saw him 30 years ago leading a band at the late Village club "Lush Life" with:

Kenny Barron, Carter Jefferson, Kenny Rogers, Terumasu Hino, Alex Lane

Wish I could say I remembered much about it, though.

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Very sorry to hear, though it was expected after the recent bad news.

Will play some of his music again later on.

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Very sorry to hear, though it was expected after the recent bad news.

Will play some of his music again later on.

always thought this a strange name for this album, sure it swings but that's not what his music was about. Although he lead only 2 BN sessions both are excellent.

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I went into NYC twice to see him and never got around to it. RIP Mr. Sims.

Cancer sucks.

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So long.

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A great, tasteful, swinging drummer. RIP.

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Sad to hear this. Great drummer.

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This was a surprise. Had he been ill?

He was a very good drummer. Sad news.

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He was a rare mix of adventurous and swinging playing, which made him an ideal drummer for someone like Joe Henderson. When I think of Pete LaRoca Sims, I think of his playing on 'Heavy Legs' from Johnny Coles' Little Johnny C. Right at the end of Joe Henderson's solo/beginning of Leo Wright's solo, LaRoca Sims unleashes a few seconds of barely contained fury that makes the tune for me. It's one of those brilliant, totally in-the-moment strokes that I look forward to hearing whenever I play that album. I remember reading an interview where he said that he had recorded a live album with his working group, but I don't think that he ever released it. RIP.

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Not to be missed is the recorded-in-England Jazz Icons Art Farmer DVD with LaRoca, Jim Hall, and Steve Swallow, where you get to see LaRoca as well as hear him (everyone is in fine form). Only drawback, as a drummer friend pointed out, is that LaRoca is playing a rented set of drums, not his own kit.

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RIP

I was listening to Basra just the other day...

Edited by JazzLover451

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RIP. Was listening to "Page One" the other day

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