Basra (album)

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Studio album by Pete La Roca
Released October 1965[1]
Recorded May 19, 1965
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 40:43
Label Blue Note
BST 84205
Producer Alfred Lion
Pete La Roca chronology
Turkish Women at the Bath

Basra is the debut album by American drummer Pete La Roca, recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label.[2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and 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".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pete La Roca except as noted

  1. "Malagueña" (Ernesto Lecuona) - 9:01
  2. "Candu" - 6:45
  3. "Tears Come from Heaven" - 5:00
  4. "Basra" - 9:58
  5. "Lazy Afternoon" (John La Touche, Jerome Moross) - 5:31
  6. "Eiderdown" (Steve Swallow) - 4:28



  1. ^ Billboard Oct 2, 1965
  2. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 23, 2010
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 23, 2010