Claudio Rocchi

Also known as C. Rocchi, C.R., Clarock, Rocchi
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.claudiorocchi.com, http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Rocchi

Discography of Claudio Rocchi:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Essenza 7 Audio 1973-11-00
2 A Fuoco 7 Audio 1977 Cramps Records
3 A Fuoco 7 Audio 2007-09-26
4 Non Ce N'È Per Nessuno 8 Audio 2007-09-26
5 Suoni Di Frontiera 17 Audio 2009-04-00 Die Schachtel
6 Volo Magico N.1 4 Audio 2003 BMG Ricordi S.p.A.
7 Flying Viaggio 11 Audio 1976 Oxford
8 Volo Magico N.1 4 Audio 1994 Vinyl Magic
9 Viaggio 11 Audio 1970 Ariston
10 Viaggio 11 Audio 1970 Ariston
11 Viaggio 11 Audio 1970 Ariston
12 Viaggio 11 Audio 1994 Vinyl Magic
13 Un Gusto Superiore 8 Audio 1980-03-00 ISKCON Records
14 Indiscutibilmente/La Televisione Accesa 2 Audio 1970 Ariston
15 Grazie / Cerchi 2 Audio 1971 Ariston
16 Vado In India 2 Audio 1972 Ariston
17 La Norma Del Cielo (Volo Magico N. 2) 6 Audio 1972 Ariston Progressive
18 Viaggio 11 Audio 2011
19 A Fuoco 9 Audio 2003
20 Un Gusto Superiore 8 Audio 1980 ISKCON Records
21 Non Ce N'È Per Nessuno 8 Audio 1979 Cramps Records
22 La Norma Del Cielo - Volo Magico N. 2 9 Audio 2004
23 Volo Magico N.1 4 Audio 2011
24 Volo Magico N.1 4 Audio 1977
25 Lo Scopo Della Luna 11 Audio 1994 Mercury
26 La Norma Del Cielo - Volo Magico N. 2 7 Audio 1994 Vinyl Magic
27 Il Miele Dei Pianeti Le Isole Le Api 6 Audio 1974 Ariston Progressive
28 Mirage 12 Audio 2012-09-00 Psych-Out Records
29 Il Miele Dei Pianeti Le Isole Le Api 6 Audio 2012 Sony Music
30 Sulla Soglia 13 Audio 1998-04-17 Vinyl Magic
31 Volo Magico N.1 4 Audio 2013-04-16 SONY Music
32 Volo Magico N. 1 3 Audio 2013 Record Store Day
33 Concerti 1973/4/5 12 Audio 2012-09-00 Psych-Out Records
34 Vdb23 / Nulla E' Andato Perso 8 Audio 2014
35 Vdb23/Nulla è Andato Perso 16 Audio 2014 Not On Label
36 Vdb23 / Nulla E' Andato Perso 9 Audio 2014 Ala Bianca


Claudio Rocchi (Milan, January 8 1951, † Rome, 18 June 2013) was the original bass guitarist of Stormy Six, and played on their first album Le idee di oggi per la musica di domani, leaving the band soon after the album release for a solo career that started in 1970 with the first album, Viaggio, mainly acoustic and with good flute playing by PFM's Mauro Pagani.

Always influenced by eastern doctrines (he later became a Hare Krishna), he was also active in anti-war movements and always present at the various Italian pop festivals of the early 70's.

A second album in 1971, Volo magico n.1, is usually considered as his best effort, in much the same style as Alan Sorrenti's Aria with a side-long title track and softer tracks on the other side. The 18 minute long title track starts with a soft introduction and goes on with hypnotic move based on the guitars of Alberto Camerini and Ricky Belloni (from Nuova Idea and later New Trolls).

Next album, La norma del cielo (subtitled Volo Magico n.2) was similar, but weakest in comparison, and after a long journey to India he released Essenza at the end of 1973, with help from Elio D'Anna (Osanna) and Mino De Martino (Giganti) among others.

Il miele dei pianeti, le isole, le api was a six-track album mainly based as usual on Rocchi's acoustic guitar folk-psych compositions, but featured well-known guests such as Walter Maioli (from Aktuala), Trilok Gurtu (that played with the same band at that time) and violinist/multi instrumentalist Lucio Fabbri (from Piazza delle Erbe, then a long time Eugenio Finardi collaborator and from 1978 with PFM, he also released a solo album on Cramps).

Later production had more use of electronics and interest in experimental sounds. In 1980 while in a Hare Krishna community he released Un gusto superiore with Paolo Tofani (Area).

In 2007 Claudio Rocchi directed the film Pedra Mendalza (the name of a popular volcanic hill in Sardinia) and its soundtrack, released on CD in 2008.


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