Claudio Rocchi

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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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Albums

Claudio Rocchi - Viaggio album art Claudio Rocchi Viaggio (Album) Ariston Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Volo Magico N.1 album art Claudio Rocchi Volo Magico N.1 (Album) Ariston Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - La Norma Del Cielo (Volo Magico N. 2) album art Claudio Rocchi La Norma Del Cielo (Volo Magico N. 2) (Album) Ariston Progressive Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Essenza album art Claudio Rocchi Essenza (Album) Ariston Progressive, Ariston Progressive Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Il Miele Dei Pianeti Le Isole Le Api album art Claudio Rocchi Il Miele Dei Pianeti Le Isole Le Api (Album) Ariston Progressive Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Rocchi album art Claudio Rocchi Rocchi (Album) Ariston Progressive, Ariston Progressive Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Suoni Di Frontiera album art Claudio Rocchi Suoni Di Frontiera (Album) Ariston Progressive Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - A Fuoco album art Claudio Rocchi A Fuoco (Album) Cramps Records Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Non Ce N'È Per Nessuno album art Claudio Rocchi Non Ce N'È Per Nessuno (Album) Cramps Records Italy 1979 Sell This Version
KC 108005 Claudio Rocchi - Ras Mandal Reggae album art Kevin Douglas - Claudio Rocchi - Paolo Tofani - Alberto Crescitelli - Robert Amyot - Beppe Sciuto Kevin Douglas - Claudio Rocchi - Paolo Tofani - Alberto Crescitelli - Robert Amyot - Beppe Sciuto - Ras Mandal Reggae(LP, Album) ISKCON Records KC 108005 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Un Gusto Superiore album art Paolo Tofani & Claudio Rocchi Paolo Tofani & Claudio Rocchi - Un Gusto Superiore (Album) Iskcon Records Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Claudio Rocchi album art Claudio Rocchi Claudio Rocchi (Album) Mercury Italy 1994 Sell This Version
VM 055 Claudio Rocchi - I Think You Heard Me Right album art Claudio Rocchi I Think You Heard Me Right(CD, Album) Vinyl Magic VM 055 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
74321513022 Claudio Rocchi - Visioni Prima album art Claudio Rocchi Visioni Prima(CD, Album) BMG 74321513022 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
VMCD063 Claudio Rocchi - Sulla Soglia album art Claudio Rocchi Sulla Soglia(CD, Album) Vinyl Magic VMCD063 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
AMS130CD Claudio Rocchi - Pedra Mendalza album art Claudio Rocchi Pedra Mendalza(CD, Album, Dig) AMS (3) AMS130CD Italy 2007 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Claudio Rocchi and Effervescent Elephants album art Claudio Rocchi and The Effervescent Elephants Claudio Rocchi and The Effervescent Elephants - Claudio Rocchi and Effervescent Elephants (Album) Psych-Out Records, Psych-Out Records Italy 2011 Sell This Version
CRSCD 0211 Claudio Rocchi - In Alto album art Claudio Rocchi In Alto(CD, Album, Dig) Cramps Records CRSCD 0211 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
PO-LP 33027 Claudio Rocchi - Concerti 1973/4/5 album art Claudio Rocchi Concerti 1973/4/5(2xLP) Psych-Out Records PO-LP 33027 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
PO-LP33028, PO - LP33028, PO-33028, PO DVD 001 Claudio Rocchi - Mirage album art Claudio Rocchi Mirage(LP + DVD) Psych-Out Records, Psych-Out Records, Psych-Out Records, Psych-Out Records PO-LP33028, PO - LP33028, PO-33028, PO DVD 001 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Vdb23/Nulla è Andato Perso album art Gianni Maroccolo, Claudio Rocchi Gianni Maroccolo, Claudio Rocchi - Vdb23/Nulla è Andato Perso (Album) Not On Label Italy 2014 Sell This Version
AR/LP/12088 Claudio Rocchi La Norma Del Cielo (Volo Magico N. 2)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Ariston Progressive AR/LP/12088 Italy 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Claudio Rocchi - Indiscutibilmente / La Televisione Accesa album art Claudio Rocchi Indiscutibilmente / La Televisione Accesa Ariston Records, Ariston Records Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Claudio Rocchi - Grazie / Cerchi album art Claudio Rocchi Grazie / Cerchi Ariston Italy 1971 Sell This Version
45 AR 0534 Claudio Rocchi - La Realta' Non Esiste / Tutto Quello Che Ho Da Dire album art Claudio Rocchi La Realta' Non Esiste / Tutto Quello Che Ho Da Dire(7", Single, Promo) Ariston 45 AR 0534 Italy 1971 Sell This Version