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Riccardo Del Fra

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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

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Live In Paris

Label: Elemental Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: CD 1: There Will Never Be Another You; Easy Living; But Not for Me; Stella by Starlight; Funk in Deep Freeze; Just Friends. CD 2: Arbor Way; Strollin’; Margerine; Lament; Walkin’.

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Article: Journey into Jazz

Record Store Day April 2022 Jazz Releases

Read "Record Store Day April 2022 Jazz Releases" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


April 23, 2022 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Record Store Day. Over the years, RSD has grown from a small once-a-year experience to multiple events depending on the year. Each RSD drop features limited-edition vinyl releases, which are popular among collectors. More importantly, though, RSD draws attention to independent record stores, many of whom have flourished ...

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Article: Album Review

Chet Baker Trio: Live In Paris

Read "Live In Paris" reviewed by Chris May


Aside from a new album by a favourite musician, few things hold so much promise as the release of a previously unavailable recording—and if it comes up to expectations, rather than being a barrel-scraping exercise, one has lucked out. Live In Paris: The Radio France Recordings 1983 -1984 hits the sweet spot. Available as a 3 ...

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Article: Interview

Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto

Read "Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Mauro Gargano, contrabbassista e compositore barese da molti anni residente a Parigi, ha pubblicato nell'ultimo anno e mezzo due album, Nuages e Feed, assai diversi tra loro per formazione, stili e atmosfere, ma entrambi molto interessanti e personali. Siamo andati a parlarne con lui, anche per conoscere la sua storia e quella dei jazzisti italiani trasferitisi ...

Album

La Note Bleue

Label: Elemental Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Besame Mucho; No Problem (L'habit De Lumière); Pauline; 'Round Midnight; Les Jours Heureux; Mr Martin (Voleur D'amour); Un Baiser Rouge; Portrait De L'artiste Avec Saxophone; Whisper Not; Triste Again; Harlem Nocturne; Besame Mucho (Solo); Goodbye; All Blues.

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

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 ...

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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 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

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 ...


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