Riccardo Del Fra

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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Riccardo Del Fra Discography

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Sangoma Everett / Kirk Lightsey / Riccardo Del Fra Sangoma Everett / Kirk Lightsey / Riccardo Del Fra - Fresh Air (Album) IDA Records France 1988 Sell This Version
Riccardo Del Fra A Sip Of Your Touch (Album) IDA Records France 1989 Sell This Version
500232 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 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 Jacques Pellen, Riccardo Del Fra Jacques Pellen, Riccardo Del Fra - Sorserez(CD, Album) Gwerz Pladenn GWP 011 France 1996 Sell This Version
SKE 333014 Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra - Soft Talk(CD, Album) Sketch (2) SKE 333014 France 2000 Sell This Version
SKE 333022 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
NTCD373 Riccardo Del Fra Roses & Roots(CD, Album) Nocturne NTCD373 France 2005 Sell This Version
CR 226 Riccardo Del Fra My Chet My Song(CD, Album) Cristal Records CR 226 France 2014 Sell This Version
RECD 025 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