Riccardo Del Fra was born in Rome, Italy in 1956. He studied double bass at the Conservatorio di Frosinone with Franco
Petracchi and Franco Noto. Collaborations with the RAI - Radio-Television Orchestra for jazz concerts, TV programs and
recordings of movies soundtracks ( Federico Fellini's "The City of Women" - music by Louis Bacalov, Liliana Cavani's "The
Skin" - music by Lalo Schifrin, etc.). He played with several italian groups (Piana-Valdambrini, Enrico Pieranunzi) as well
as with american soloists coming to Italy. He met Chet Baker in 1979. In the '80s he moved to Paris, France.
His collaboration with Chet lasted about 9 years - 12 recordings (Chet Sings Again, Mr.B, C.B