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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IDA 018 CD Fresh Air — Riccardo Del Fra 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
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CDSJP 192, TIMELESS CDSJP 192 Mister B. — Riccardo Del Fra Chet Baker, Michel Graillier, Ricardo Del Fra*, Philip Catherine Chet Baker, Michel Graillier, Ricardo Del Fra*, Philip Catherine - Mister B. (Album) Timeless Records (3), Timeless Records (3) CDSJP 192, TIMELESS CDSJP 192 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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IDA 021 CD A Sip Of Your Touch — Riccardo Del Fra Riccardo Del Fra A Sip Of Your Touch (Album) IDA Records IDA 021 CD France 1989 Sell This Version
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500232 The Art Of Romance — Riccardo Del Fra 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
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RECD 025 From Tunisia With Love — Riccardo Del Fra 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 1992 Sell This Version
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RMCD 4502 Double Take — Riccardo Del Fra 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
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GWP 011 Sorserez — Riccardo Del Fra Jacques Pellen, Riccardo Del Fra Jacques Pellen, Riccardo Del Fra - Sorserez(CD, Album) Gwerz Pladenn GWP 011 France 1996 Sell This Version
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SMC 35701 Pour Rire! — Riccardo Del Fra Riccardo Del Fra Pour Rire!(CD, Album) Sergent Street SMC 35701 France 1997 Sell This Version
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GP 0395-1 New Songs — Riccardo Del Fra Manu Pekar* & Big Band Passages Featuring Dave Liebman*, Riccardo Del Fra Manu Pekar* & Big Band Passages Featuring Dave Liebman*, Riccardo Del Fra - New Songs(CD, Album) Gorgone Productions GP 0395-1 France 1998 Sell This Version
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016, GWP 016, DB 17 Voulouz Loar Velluto Di Luna — Riccardo Del Fra 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
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ZZ 84130 Isn't It Romantic ? — Riccardo Del Fra Bob Garcia, Alain Jean Marie*, Ricardo Del Fra* Bob Garcia, Alain Jean Marie*, Ricardo Del Fra* - Isn't It Romantic ?(CD, Album) Deux 2 ZZ 84130 France 1999 Sell This Version
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SKE 333014 Soft Talk — Riccardo Del Fra Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra Michel Graillier, Riccardo Del Fra - Soft Talk(CD, Album) Sketch (2) SKE 333014 France 2000 Sell This Version
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JMS 18719-2, JMS 087-2 Lyrisme — Riccardo Del Fra 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
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SKE 333022 Overnight — Riccardo Del Fra 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
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SKE 333037 Empreintes — Riccardo Del Fra 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
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BEE 0010 Shades Of A Dream — Riccardo Del Fra Boulou & Elios Ferré Featuring Alain Jean-Marie & Riccardo Del Fra Boulou & Elios Ferré Featuring Alain Jean-Marie & Riccardo Del Fra - Shades Of A Dream (Album) Bee Jazz BEE 0010 France 2004 Sell This Version
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NTCD373 Roses & Roots — Riccardo Del Fra Riccardo Del Fra Roses & Roots(CD, Album) Nocturne NTCD373 France 2005 Sell This Version
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0602498328712 Second Home — Riccardo Del Fra 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
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CR 226 My Chet My Song — Riccardo Del Fra Riccardo Del Fra My Chet My Song (Album) Cristal Records CR 226 France 2014 Sell This Version
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CR276 Moving People — Riccardo Del Fra Riccardo Del Fra Moving People (Album) Parco Della Musica Records CR276 France 2018 Sell This Version
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CR 286-87 Chet Visions — Riccardo Del Fra Riccardo Del Fra Chet Visions(2xCD) Cristal Records CR 286-87 France 2019 Sell This Version
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5990438 Barney and Tete Grenoble '88 — Riccardo Del Fra Barney Wilen, Tete Montoliu, Riccardo Del Fra, Aaron Scott Barney Wilen, Tete Montoliu, Riccardo Del Fra, Aaron Scott - Barney and Tete Grenoble '88(2xCD, Album) Elemental Music 5990438 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
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LDH 1007 Quelque Part — Riccardo Del Fra Riccardo Del Fra, Eric Ineke, Serge Lazarevitch, Charles Loos, John Ruocco Riccardo Del Fra, Eric Ineke, Serge Lazarevitch, Charles Loos, John Ruocco - Quelque Part(LP) LDH Records LDH 1007 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
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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