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Riccardo Del Fra

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

Chet Baker: An Alternative Top Ten Albums To Get Lost In

Read "Chet Baker: An Alternative Top Ten Albums To Get Lost In" reviewed by Chris May

Chet Baker was born to a farmer's daughter and a hard-drinking, weed-smoking singer and guitarist in a Western Swing band in Yale, Oklahoma in 1929. Like many Okies, the family fared badly during the Great Depression but did a little better after moving to Glendale, California in 1939. Largely self-taught as a trumpeter, Baker honed his ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Enrico Pieranunzi: Il Respiro Profondo di un racconto in musica

Read "Enrico Pieranunzi: Il Respiro Profondo di un racconto in musica" reviewed by Paolo Marra

Se come scriveva il poeta brasiliano Vinicius De Moraes “La vita è l'arte dell'incontro" allora può succedere che l'intervista con uno dei più apprezzati pianisti italiani, Enrico Pieranunzi, diventi senza una ragione evidente una lunga e piacevole conversazione per parlare della sua lunga carriera artistica scandita da altrettanti incredibili incontri che nel tempo hanno cucito i ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Riccardo Del Fra: Moving People

Read "Moving People" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Per Riccardo Del Fra la musica ha un valore descrittivo e come scrive nella presentazione del disco: For me, to compose is to transmit meaning. Anche se è noto che i codici musicali hanno un labile contenuto semantico, le dieci composizioni di questo suo nuovo progetto hanno comunque il potere di evocare emozioni e derivano da ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Rembrandt Frerichs Trio + Sylvain Rifflet & Joce Mienniel Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Rembrandt Frerichs Trio + Sylvain Rifflet & Joce Mienniel Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS

Dutch pianist Rembrandt Frerichs, Tony Overwater and Vinsent Planjer have developed a telepathic interplay thanks to more than a decade of collective work as a trio. With their concert series Made in Europe they expand their vision far beyond their national borders. After a successful edition with Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu for this concert they perform ...

Moving People

Label: Cristal Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Moving People Ressac The Sea Behind Children Walking (Through a Minefield) Around the Fire Ephemeral Refractions Wind on An Open Book II Street Scenes Cieli Sereni

ARTICLE: RADIO

Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases

Read "Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is winding down and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up. Given the quality of what is coming our way, we duly oblige.Enjoy two hours of gorgeous new music, including some unexpected gems from the European jazz scene like the Austrian ensemble Little Rosies Kindergarten and the ...

My Chet My Song

Label: Cristal Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: I’m a Fool to Want You; Love for Sale/Wayne’s Whistle; I Remember You; Wind on an Open Book; For All We Know; But Not for Me/Oklahoma Kid; The Bells and the Island; My Funny Valentine.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Riccardo Del Fra: My Chet My Song

Read "My Chet My Song" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Non ancora sessantenne e dai primi anni Ottanta residente a Parigi, ove da molto tempo insegna al conservatorio, il contrabbassista romano Riccardo Del Fra ha alle spalle una carriera di grande spessore, iniziata con l'incontro, nel 1979, con Chet Baker, insieme al quale ha suonato per nove anni realizzando dodici album. E al grande e tormentato ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Manhattan School of Music Chamber Jazz Ensemble and TACTUS feat. Dave Liebman: Sky Changes

Read "Sky Changes" reviewed by John Kelman

Jazz and classical music have long been bedfellows. As far back as the 1920s, clarinetist/soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet was quoting Italian opera in solos, and in the 1950s/60s, notable composers/arrangers like Gil Evans and George Russell were, at least in part, driven to innovation through exposure/study of contemporary classical music, with Gunther Schuller even coining the ...


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