Monday, June 12, 2017

Joe Diorio & Riccardo Del Fra - Double Take

Technical virtuosity and imaginative improvisation made Joe Diorio (born : Joseph Louis Diorio) one of the busiest jazz session guitarists of the '60s and '70s. Reviewing a mid-'60s performance, influential jazz critic Leonard Feather wrote that Diorio was "one of the most mature and uncompromising (new) plectrists to work the room since Joe Pass."
Waterbury, Connecticut-born Diorio spent much of the early '60s in Chicago, playing with such stellar jazz musicians as saxophonist Sonny Stitt and trombone player Bennie Green. He made his recording debut on tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris' 1961 album, Exodus to Jazz.
Together with trumpet and saxophone player Ira Sullivan, Diorio relocated to Miami, Florida, where he quickly found a place in the city's thriving jazz scene. In addition to playing with top-notch musicians including Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, and Stanley Turrentine, he led his own trio, featuring Bob Magnusson and Jim Plank.
Since releasing his debut solo album, Solo Guitar, in 1975, Diorio has gone on to record more than a dozen impressive platters, including tribute albums to Wes Montgomery and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Starting with a jazz improvisation class that he taught at the University of Miami, Diorio increasingly turned his focus to teaching. Since relocating to Los Angeles in the late '70s, he has taught in the studio/jazz guitar department of the University of Southern California and the GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology).
He has written several instructional books including Fusion and Intervallic Designs.
Craig Harris

Source :

Joe Diorio 
Riccardo Del Fra
Double Take


1 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  10:29
2 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  13:12
3 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  13:39
4 Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prévert)  9:48
5 I'm a Fool to Want You (Herron, Sinatra, Wolf)  10:24
6 We Will Meet Again (Evans)  4:26
7 Chetadananda (Diorio)  11:57


Joe Diorio - g
Riccardo Del Fra - b

Recorded live during Italy Tour ; Centro Culturale San Carlo, Milano ; April 1992, [#1 & 7] ;  Arley Tavern, Modena ; April 26, 1992 ; & [# 3] April 23, 1992 ; & Lennie Tristano Club, Aversa ; [# 2, 3, 5 & 6] April 29, 1992


Bhowani said...

diorio double take

Thank you beaucoup, Mel !

Kndnsk said...

Thank you very much, Melanchton. Joe Diorio is such an absorbing musician.

zeta said...

Another piece of magic and beauty through Diorio's hands.
Thanks so much!

chuchuni said...

@ kndnsk

And Riccardo del Fra too! His album with Michel Grailler (Soft Talk) and what he recorded with Barney Wilen too :)))

Kndnsk said...

@chuchuni : yes, of course, you're right! I'm just partial to guitarists, I guess...Also, as I try to play the instrument, I'm especially impressed with what this man Joe Diorio can do with it!

chuchuni said...

@ my friend kndnsk: I did not know you were a guitarist! Now I understand better some of your beautiful shares (Prin, for instance) and/or recommendations :)))

Kndnsk said...

@chuchuni: cheers! Only an amateur guitarist, really.

Guelda said...

Joe Diorio & Riccardo Del Fra - Double Take

Thanks Mel ! Such a wonderful configuration : one bass and one guitar. I love Joe's playing, such personal.

Have a good week-end everybody, and thanks again guys

htg said...

Diorio & Del Fra - Double Take

Thank you. My introduction to Del Fra.

deGallo said...

Thank you .

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias, this a great recording.José.

Asphaltj said...

Thank you so much! I downloaded it because of Ricardo del Fra and discovered Joe Diorio! very classy guitarist indeed.
Could you re-upload the others albums such as Jobim, Will me again and more than friends.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel! Both are completely new to me.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Anonymous said...

Dear Melanchthon, could you please reupload this album? Kind regards

Roberto said...

Hello Melanchthon, Super that you reuploaded this album! Many thanx!

boterletter said...

Thanx Mel for helping me out, with this great album. Gr. from Haarlem

Kovina Kris said...

Expired links here. Not begging but I would certainly love to get this in the future at some point. Diorio is so good and hard to find as well. Thanks for everything Mel as always!

Melanchthon said...

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Kovina Kris said...

Really happy to see this one make it back on the docket. I can't wait to hear Diorio in this setting with just a bass player and I'm gonna spin this one as soon as it's done coming across the wires. Thank you big time!

MrBill said...

Sounds great. Thank you!