b. 31 January 1949, London, Britain. Ricotti was created right into a musical family members and implemented in his drummer-father’s footsteps by firmly taking up percussion. Universities had been limited but thankfully Ricotti found the interest of Costs Ashton, a instructor in London. With Ashton’s encouragement, Ricotti could extend his research (and, motivated by Ricotti, Ashton embarked on the project that ultimately became the Country wide Youngsters Jazz Orchestra). Although adept of all percussion musical instruments, Ricotti focused upon the vibraphone and in addition developed his abilities being a composer and arranger. In the past due 60s and early 70s Ricotti performed and documented with Neil Ardley, Dave Gelly, Graham Collier, Mike Gibbs, Stan Tracey and Gordon Beck. With the past due 70s Ricotti acquired become established being a studio room musician; through the pursuing 10 years he was deeply mixed up in soundtrack music for any succession of well-known British tv series by Alan Plater, like the Beiderbecke Affair. Also in the 80s he was co-leader, with Chris Laurence and John Taylor, of Paragonne.