Riccardo Del Fra

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Riccardo Del Fra, born in Rome in 1956, is a multi-talented musician: a double bass player, arranger, and composer. Riccardo del Fra played alongside Chet Baker for nine years both in Europe and Japan on tours, for the radio and for the television; a collaboration which led to the recording of twelve albums, videos and the movie Chet’s Romance directed by Bertrand Fèvre. At the beginning of the 1980s Riccardo Del Fra settled in Paris where he joined a very active rhythm section with the pianist Alain Jean-Marie and the drummer Al Levitt, while at the same time continuing to play with Chet Baker and the pianist Michel Graillier. In the 1990s the trombone player and composer Bob Brookmeyer, whose composition classes Del Fra had taken in Cologne, invited him to join his quartet. They toured together and recorded the CD Paris Suite (which won the Prix de l’Académie du Jazz in 1994). In September 2004 Riccardo Del Fra was named head of the department of Jazz and Improvised Music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. In 2003, Riccardo del Fra was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Minister of Culture and Communication.
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Albums

IDA 018 CD Riccardo Del Fra - Fresh Air album art Sangoma Everett / Kirk Lightsey / Riccardo Del Fra Sangoma Everett / Kirk Lightsey / Riccardo Del Fra - Fresh Air (Album) IDA Records IDA 018 CD France 1988 Sell This Version
IDA 021 CD Riccardo Del Fra - A Sip Of Your Touch album art Riccardo Del Fra A Sip Of Your Touch (Album) IDA Records IDA 021 CD France 1989 Sell This Version
500232 Riccardo Del Fra - The Art Of Romance album art Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra, Simon Goubert Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra, Simon Goubert - The Art Of Romance(CD, Album) Musidisc 500232 France 1991 Sell This Version
RMCD 4502 Riccardo Del Fra - Double Take album art Joe Diorio And Riccardo Del Fra Joe Diorio And Riccardo Del Fra - Double Take(CD, Album) RAM Records (7) RMCD 4502 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
GWP 011 Riccardo Del Fra - Sorserez album art Jacques Pellen, Riccardo Del Fra Jacques Pellen, Riccardo Del Fra - Sorserez(CD, Album) Gwerz Pladenn GWP 011 France 1996 Sell This Version
SMC 35701 Riccardo Del Fra - Pour Rire! album art Riccardo Del Fra Pour Rire!(CD) Night & Day SMC 35701 1997 Sell This Version
016, GWP 016, DB 17 Riccardo Del Fra - Voulouz Loar Velluto Di Luna album art Annie Ebrel, Riccardo Del Fra Annie Ebrel, Riccardo Del Fra - Voulouz Loar Velluto Di Luna(CD, Album) Gwerz Pladenn, Gwerz Pladenn, Coop Breizh 016, GWP 016, DB 17 France 1998 Sell This Version
ZZ 84130 Riccardo Del Fra - Isn't It Romantic ? album art Bob Garcia, Alain Jean-Marie, Riccardo Del Fra Bob Garcia, Alain Jean-Marie, Riccardo Del Fra - Isn't It Romantic ?(CD, Album) Deux 2 ZZ 84130 France 1999 Sell This Version
SKE 333014 Riccardo Del Fra - Soft Talk album art Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra - Soft Talk(CD, Album) Sketch (2) SKE 333014 France 2000 Sell This Version
JMS 18719-2, JMS 087-2 Riccardo Del Fra - Lyrisme album art Jean-Marie Machado, Paolo Fresu, Andy Sheppard, Riccardo Del Fra, Jacques Mahieux Jean-Marie Machado, Paolo Fresu, Andy Sheppard, Riccardo Del Fra, Jacques Mahieux - Lyrisme(CD, Album, Dig) JMS., JMS. JMS 18719-2, JMS 087-2 France 2001 Sell This Version
SKE 333022 Riccardo Del Fra - Overnight album art John Taylor (2), Kenny Wheeler, Riccardo Del Fra John Taylor (2), Kenny Wheeler, Riccardo Del Fra - Overnight(CD, Album) Sketch (2) SKE 333022 France 2002 Sell This Version
SKE 333037 Riccardo Del Fra - Empreintes album art Bruno Angelini, Riccardo Del Fra, Ichiro Onoe Bruno Angelini, Riccardo Del Fra, Ichiro Onoe - Empreintes (Album) Sketch (2) SKE 333037 France 2003 Sell This Version
BEE 0010 Riccardo Del Fra - Shades Of A Dream album art Boulou & Elios Ferré Featuring Alain Jean-Marie & Riccardo Del Fra Boulou & Elios Ferré Featuring Alain Jean-Marie & Riccardo Del Fra - Shades Of A Dream(CD, Album, Promo, Smplr, Car) Bee Jazz BEE 0010 France 2004 Sell This Version
NTCD373 Riccardo Del Fra - Roses & Roots album art Riccardo Del Fra Roses & Roots(CD, Album) Nocturne NTCD373 France 2005 Sell This Version
0602498328712 Riccardo Del Fra - Second Home album art Jeff Gardner (3) / Rick Margitza / Riccardo Del Fra / Simon Goubert Featuring Nelson Veras Jeff Gardner (3) / Rick Margitza / Riccardo Del Fra / Simon Goubert Featuring Nelson Veras - Second Home(CD, Album, RE) Universal Music Jazz France, EmArcy, Universal 0602498328712 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
CR 226 Riccardo Del Fra - My Chet My Song album art Riccardo Del Fra My Chet My Song (Album) Cristal Records CR 226 France 2014 Sell This Version
CR276 Riccardo Del Fra - Moving People album art Riccardo Del Fra Moving People (Album) Parco Della Musica Records CR276 France 2018 Sell This Version
CR 286-87 Riccardo Del Fra - Chet Visions album art Riccardo Del Fra Chet Visions(2xCD) Cristal Records CR 286-87 France 2019 Sell This Version
CD SJP 192 Riccardo Del Fra - Mister B. album art Chet Baker, Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra, Philip Catherine Chet Baker, Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra, Philip Catherine - Mister B.(CD, Album, RE) Timeless Records (3) CD SJP 192 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RECD 025 Riccardo Del Fra - From Tunisia With Love album art Mamdouh Bahri / Horace Parlan / Riccardo Del Fra / Idris Muhammad Mamdouh Bahri / Horace Parlan / Riccardo Del Fra / Idris Muhammad - From Tunisia With Love(CD) 52e Rue Est RECD 025 France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Annie Ebrel, Riccardo Del Fra Annie Ebrel, Riccardo Del Fra - Tenval Eo An Noz(CD, Maxi) An Naer Produksion none France Unknown Sell This Version