Claudio Roditi-RIP



  • We have lost another giant.

    Thanks for the great music and the inspiration Claudio.


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    @Kujo20 Oh, NO!


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    Just googled his name... the first thing to come up were his 2020 tour dates...



  • I found out via a post by Steve Dillon of Dillon’s Music.



  • It's a sad story of how a cancer can grow. Don't hope for the best and ignore the warning signs and follow up as effectively as you can.





  • They tell us in medical school, patients are not suppose to die from prostate cancer. I have lost my most important teacher of the trumpet to this disease. I have seen three of my patients die from this disease. They are not suppose to die from prostate cancer. To my professors that taught me this, reconsider.

    I have learned from experience, not from my medical teachers, and from the many of our medical professional organizations not to screen. I screen my patients for this cancer.



  • Claudio, our conversations we had together. How many times they went beyond the trumpet? All those conversations, trumpet and otherwise are forever in my memory and framed into the perspective of your warmth and kindness.

    Those many trips down to SoHo to jam and record with your colleagues are forever engraved in my mind. What fun we had, and Oh how we learned.

    And when you shared for me to play that street trumpet you were so proud of and bought for only $25, then gave it to me to play, you accepted my comment, "Claudio, it sounds like a $25 trumpet." Then you gave me a mouthpiece to exchange for mine.... your magic (knowledge of the horn) turned that piece into a gem. Then you you wisked me from your Manhattan apartment and paid once again, cab fare as you lead me onto a mouthpiece safari for my Olds Recording. On that trip, you introduced me to Jarome Callete, who made a piece for me from scratch. Never had to use the microphone again when I played with my sextet on 53rd and Lexington for my Friday evening gigs. Again, you will be forever in my mind.

    You are truly be missed, my friend from Rio!



  • @Dr-GO said in Claudio Roditi-RIP:

    They tell us in medical school, patients are not suppose to die from prostate cancer.

    Bet me. My father died of prostate cancer.



  • @Kehaulani said in Claudio Roditi-RIP:

    @Dr-GO said in Claudio Roditi-RIP:

    They tell us in medical school, patients are not suppose to die from prostate cancer.

    Bet me. My father died of prostate cancer.

    I hope you read my ending comment to this line: To my professors that taught me this, reconsider. So would NOT bet against you. For sure.


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