He began to teach himself the piano in 1970 at the age of 22, releasing his first album, Scenery, six years later and his second album, Mellow Dream, the year after. He continued improving his skills over the following years in live performance, often appearing in a trio and playing at the Shinjuku Pit Inn, Kichijōji "Sometime" jazz club and the "Jazz Inn Lovely" in Nagoya. A third album, My Favorite Tune, which was recorded in 1994 and was released in 1995, and has fallen into rarity, with only a few CD copies of the album known in existence. It was followed by In New York four years later, in trio with the drummer Leroy Williams and the bassist Lisle Arthur Atkinson. A Letter from Slowboat is a live album released in 2015 from his time at the "Slowboat" jazz club.
Ryo Fukui Discography Tracks
|Ryo Fukui||Scenery (Album)||Trio Records||Japan||1976||Sell This Version|
|Ryo Fukui||Mellow Dream (Album)||Trio Records||Japan||1977||Sell This Version|
|SJC-9401||Ryo Fukui||My Favorite Tune (CD, Album)||Sapporo Jazz Create||SJC-9401||Japan||1994||Sell This Version|
|SJC-9901||Ryo Fukui||Ryo Fukui In New York (CD, Album)||Sapporo Jazz Create||SJC-9901||Japan||1999||Sell This Version|
|Ryo Fukui||A Letter from Slowboat (Album)||Sapporo City Jazz||Japan||2016||Sell This Version|