ABOUT JAMES ROSOCHA
Bassist James Rosocha holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He’s toured the United States and Europe as a long-time member of the BD Lenz group. Together they’ve released nine albums under the New York jazz label “Apria Records” and can heard on a number of television shows such as MTV, VH1, USA, A&E, Nickelodeon, Travel Network, Food Network, Spike TV, Comedy Central and a long host of others.
A student of New Jersey’s late jazz legend/ guitarist Harry Leahey and Steve Morse Band/Dixie Dregs bassist Dave LaRue, James has been fortunate to share the stage with trumpet legend Randy Brecker, guitarist Hiram Bullock, drummer Joel Rosenblatt, saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, pianist Jeremy Wall of Spyro Gyro and Phish leader Trey Anastasio. He appears alongside Trey in the new Phish Companion book, which documents the band’s history and music.
James endorses Spector Basses, Eden Electronics and Hipshot Detuners.
After over twenty years and nine albums as a sideman with fusion jazz guitarist BD Lenz, James steps out to release his first solo debut album “Avalon” which features a variety of heavy hitting original compositions in the styles of funk, latin, and jazz. The album features nine tunes; eight of which feature James’ original tunes, his versatility as a bassist and composer, and his fluent soloing abilities.
…”A solo debut with twenty years experience behind it, Avalon is a heavy slice of thick, grooving fusion that should be like catnip to fans of Brian Bromberg, Dave Weckl, or Rosocha’s longtime colleague, B.D. Lenz. This top-flight cast is as sharp as the compositions at hand, and it makes for a rocking experience to give any fusion aficionado an exciting ride.”…Geno Thackara..All About Jazz
…”After 20 years of being in service to the band and rubbing elbows with the greats, this bass ace decides it’s time to grab his own spotlight and let the rest of the world know what insiders already know. A true jazzbo with chops to spare, he knows how to make snazzy commercial stuff that doesn’t feel commercial and gets a killer groove going with seeming ease.”…Chris Spector…Midwest Record
…James is no stranger in the jazz world, having played for over twenty years and on nine albums with fusion guitarist BD Lenz, but this is his first foray in the lead role, and he absolutely NAILS it… & that’s best demonstrated on my personal favorite of the nine songs offered up… “Harlem River Drive” is totally driven by James’ bass, and is THE best bass-led tune I’ve heard (yet) in 2017…Dick Metcalf Contemporary Fusion Reviews
…The long player’s title cut is a proper showcase for James’ bass virtuosity – it’s essentially a four minute bass solo with just gentle shading from guitarist Audric Jankausklas. The album boasts plenty more bass heavy grooves – but you’d’ expect that. Cuts like ‘Dysfunction Junction’, ‘Turbulence Ahead’ and ‘Harlem River Drive’ meld bass-led jazz, funk and soul but there’s respite too from the bass heavy pieces…Bill Bradley Soul and Jazz and Funk
…When a bassist takes center stage on an album, it’s like watching a delicate balancing act at the circus. How can such an artist make sure s/he’s the main event, and plays the main instrument, without seeming over-the-top? Bass guitars don’t have the range of lead guitars, or (in most cases) the sexiness, the va-va-voom of lead guitars. James Rosocha, veteran of the jazz genre, aims to fix that…Rainey Wetnight Blues Blast Magazine
…”Note worthy too is Rosocha’s extended solo on “Quiet Desperation,” proving again that the electric bass in such hands claims a crucial and encompassing piece of musical turf.”…Bob Gish Jazz Improv Magazine
…”Bassist Mark Egan plays beautifully , but don’t miss Rosocha on “Cut and Paste”-smokin’!…John W. Patterson All About Jazz
…Only “Juxtaposition,” featuring compelling work by bassist James Rosocha and a wind-controller solo by Mattoon, and “Fi’Fo’,” anchored by keyboardist Dan Paul and drummer Tom Cottone, have any bite…Bill Meredith JazzTimes Magazine
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Samples of James Rosocha Latest Release Avalon
1. Dysfunction Junction
3. Turbulence Ahead
4. By The Wayside
9. Harlem River Drive
James Rosocha’s latest release will be available shortly digitally on CD Baby and Amazon.
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