Alex Rocha

Upright & Electric Bass tracks

22 Reviews (19 Verified)
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Alex Rocha is a session upright and electric bass player based in Rio de Janeiro. He got a Latin Grammy Award for his contribution on singer Emílio Santiago's live CD "Só Danço Samba ao vivo" , winner on 2012. Alex can play in many styles like Bossa Nova, Latin, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Samba, R'n'B, Rock, Funk, and many more.

My 30 years career as a session player includes credits with artists like Milton Nascimento, Leila Pinheiro, Toninho Horta, Wagner Tiso, José Roberto Bertrami ( Azymuth) and brazilian blues-rock legend Celso Blues Boy.
I also worked as columnist for the brazilian edition of Bass Player magazine (2012-2017) and I got my Barchelor degree on bass at Estácio de Sá University (Rio de Janeiro) in 1994.
1930 Rubner Upright Bass (Germany)
1970 Pollmann Upright bass (Germany)
1978 Fender Jazz Bass
1992 Yamaha TRB6P 6-string bass
1989 Modulus Graphite 5 string Fretless bass
2012 Fender Jazz Bass Deluxe 5-string
Golden Age Pre 73 Mark II preamp
Presonus Tube Pré
SWR SM-400s tube used as a preamp
Upright microphones:
Violet Design Black Knight condenser mic
Aguilar Tone Hammer DI;
Focusrite Saffire 14 audio interface;
Protools 10.3.10 HD

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

22 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Benjamin J.

    Once again, Alex gave me a perfect bass part that really anchors my song's rhythm and makes my jazz cover sound beautiful to my ears. It was obvious when I first heard Alex's track that he put a lot thought and passion into his performance. He is very knowledgeable about music and delivered an excellent, high-quality bass part. This was my 5th project in which I worked with Alex. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a top-notch, professional, versatile bassist.

  2. Review by Benjamin J.

    This was the 4th project for which I hired Alex as my bass player. Once again, he gave me a performance that was better than I could have imagined. His skill is not just technical. Alex brings excellent musical ideas to a project. His creativity on bass is never obtrusive, and his bass lines always fit nicely with my arrangements. Alex communicates very well and he delivers his work on time. You will not be disappointed if you hire him. For this rating, I would give him six stars if I could!

  3. Review by Robert W.

    Fantastic bass player ! Alex always comes back with wonderful bass lines with so much feeling embedded. Very happy to work with him and I will continue to do so. Thanks Alex !!

  4. Review by Jacob H.

    That guy put that smelly funk with the upright bass on my joint. 5 stars for sure

  5. Review by Robert W.

    Alex is a fantastic bass player, I strongly recommend him. He did excellent bass lines with both upright and electric bass on my song. Alex is true professional with great musical touch, easy to communicate with and performs wonderful bass work. Thanks Alex !

  6. Review by Robert W.

    Alex is a fantastic bass player! He made beautiful bass lines on my song. Very nice to work with, understands exactly what you are looking for. I highly recommend. Thanks Alex !!

  7. Review by Gerard S.

    Alex is a great bass player! He really dives into the song to get the right feeling and delivers the best result. Smooth and friendly communication. I will definitively work with him again!

  8. Review by Robert W.

    Very happy with the work of Alex - he did a lovely bassline with upright bass on a ballad I wrote. I gave very little instructions and he came back with a bassline above my expectations, very nice feeling and touch. I will engage him for more songs. Thanks Alex !!

  9. Review by James B.

    Tone & Pocket- Alex is a true Pro

  10. Review by Irina A.

    <working with Alex was great, he is very nice and patient and plays wonderfully! Would fully recommend working with him!

  11. Review by Benjamin J.

    Alex is a great bass player whose work on my project was excellent. Not only is Alex a terrific musician, he contributed wonderful ideas that helped improve my arrangement. He is always professional, and he and I communicated extremely well on this project (as we did on a previous project of mine). I highly recommend Alex to anyone who needs a fantastic, versatile bass player.

  12. Review by Lorenzo E.

    Alex was awesome to work with. He delivered a really intuitive bass line that gave the song a lot of life. Very personable and friendly as well, super pleasure to work with.

  13. Review by Zygi Sax Session Musicians

    Thank you Alex for the amazing work. He puts a lot of heart into his works

  14. Review by James B.

    Solid Bass Player- Feel -Groove and Taste!

  15. Review by Seb L.
    by Seb L.

    I got exactly what i wanted and the bass sound is great.

  16. Review by Gerard S.

    Very good bass player. Delivered high quality, exactly what I wanted. Will be working with him again.

  17. Review by Benjamin J.

    Alex is a great bass player who added an awesome bass line to my track. He communicated well, understood what I was trying to achieve musically, and put a lot of thought into how he could help me realize my vision. I am thrilled with the bass line that Alex created, performed, and recorded for me. I highly recommend him.

  18. Review by Julian R.

    Alex was a pleasure to work with. Very skilled and a hard worker.

  19. Review by Pankaj
    by Pankaj

    Alex has just recorded 4 songs for me and I had to request a minor change for only one song, he got all of the others right the first time based on my brief. Alex is responsive and very professional. I am sure that I will be using Alex again for my future projects.

  20. Review by MARCUS NABUCO

    I have worked with Alex in many gigs. He is professional, easy going and can play many styles of music. Excelent musician

Interview with Alex Rocha

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: My current Gear: 1930's Rubner Upright Bass made in Germany; 1978 Fender Jazz Bass; 1992 Yamaha TRB6P 6-string bass; 1989 Modulus Graphite 5 string Fretless bass; Presonus Tube Pré; Violet Design Black Knight condenser mic (for the acoustic); Aguilar Tone Hammer DI; Focusrite Saffire 14 interface; Protools 9 HD

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Nathan East, Marcus Miller, Melvin Lee Davis, Abraham Laboriel, Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci and brazillian session bassists like Luizão Maia and Nico Assumpção.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Use your intuition and play with your heart. Let the groove flows.

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Many different styles as Samba, Bossa Nova, Latin Rhythms, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul, Funk, Rock and Blues

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: My clients send a rough mix or a Protools or Logic Session and a music chart with the chord changes or with a written bassline and I sent back a high quality audio bass track.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I get a very strong and clear sound of my basses.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: I add my experience and creativity to make a bassline that grooves and that sounds nice to your music.

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Recording bass tracks in a diversity of styles to them music projects

José Roberto Bertrami - Brillante

I was the bass player in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow 3 revisions, will need 7 days maximum to have the track done.

GenresSounds Like
  • Jose Roberto Bertrami
  • Emílio Santiago
Gear Highlights
  • 1978 Fender Jazz Bass
  • 2012 Fender Jazz deluxe 5 string bass
  • Modulus 5 string Fretless
  • 1930 Rubner upright bass
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