Sunday, September 25, 2011

Johnny Raducanu - Adio, Mr. Jazz!

Johnny Răducanu / portrait/ pastel

Johnny Răducanu - In Memoriam
 December,1/ 1931 – September, 19 /2011

He offered me a leaf like a hand with fingers.
I offered him a hand like a leaf with teeth.
He offered me a branch like an arm.
I offered him my arm like a branch.
He tipped his trunk towards me
like a shoulder.
I tipped my shoulder to him
like a knotted trunk.
I could hear his sap quicken, beating
like blood.
He could hear my blood slacken like rising sap.
I passed through him.
He passed through me.
I remained a solitary tree.
a solitary man.

Nichita Stãnescu

about Johnny Raducanu : The Independent, Boston Globe, MEDIAFAX,
Daily Tribune, Taiwan News, Quedit,

 Adevarul (Johnny Răducanu are o pensie de doar 429 de lei. Vezi cât câştigă astăzi marii artişti)

Harry Tavitian - Johnny Raducanu – When I Die I Live Again
Bibliotecarul - Bre Nea Johnny, ce ţi-a venit să pleci?
 Harry Tavitian si Johnny Raducanu

despre Johnny Raducanu pe bloguri : Nastase, metropotam, Niculina Moisescu
bookaholic, Simona Ionescu, Mircea Hodarnau, krossfire,,
Das Jazz Blog ,
ziarul de iasi


Bob Bushell said...

A remarkable choice of man, pianist, a jazz man and a quiet person.

Flyerboy said...


Bitch said...

A great jazz pianist!
I must say I did not know him..
Thank you for sharing!!!!

ADRIAN said...

The world will be sadder without him.

Elisa said...

Greetings from Argentina

Windsmoke. said...

Bonza jazz pianist and a sad loss to the music world, may he R.I.P. :-).

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

A fitting tribute & an outstanding portrait.
I wasn't familiar with his work or this unique style although I have been exposed to some Romanian Jazz from Michael Cretu in Manchester recently.

Fram Actual said...

You have introduced me to a musician who I had not met before, Wind, and I think your tribute to him is wonderful.

It amazes me how much fine music and how many excellent musicians there are in the world whose melodies and lyrics have never reached my ears. It opens up new horizons when a meeting finally does take place.

I also am pleased to see your sketch of Johnny Raducanu appear side-by-side with his music. His art and your art might be of different genre, but they are equally exquisite.

Cloudia said...

Jazz players must be honored!

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Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

a brilliant artist!

great loss to the world.

thanks for posting this.

betty xx

Clint said...

Thank you for this wonderful tribute to a great man and musician.

Bibliotecaru said...

Mi-l amintesc pe Johnny cum asculta un taraf cu ţambal şi s-a sculat de la masă, s-a dus la ei, şi a început să-i dirijeze...

Era practic o decantare a muzicii ca stare.

Traveling Hawk said...

Excelent potret, Daliana, facut unui mare artist! Pacat ca de pe cerul nostru a mai cazut o stea...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for introducing.

Am sure his legend will continue to ring in many an ear.

ANRAFERA said...

Excelente homenaje.
Un abrazo.

Huellas said...

Que retrato más fantástico. Saludos.-

ionelmuscalu said...

Imi este greu sa scriu mai mult decat ca: Naturaletea sa merita omagiul dumneavoastra! Iar dumneavoastra meritati stima noastra!

Max Peter said...

Este o mare pierdere pentru orice pasionat de muzică în general, de jazz în mod special...

Kaya said...

There was time when I listened to jazz and read about it. It was a big infatuation with it. My friend introduced me to the jazz and that was a great discovery.

I have never heard about this musician. I am glad that you introduced all of us to his music and his talent.

And your painting is fabulous, Wind. You showed all his life in his face, the life of a great artist. His eyes are sad and I like this sadness.

Great musician and great art work!!!!!

Greetings from me to you!!!!

CARMEN said...

Un omagiu binemeritat! pe când aveam vreo 20 si ceva de ani, am avut ocazia sa fiu în nenumarate ori în preajma Maestrului...

Anonymous said...

Mare artist.