Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

Live at Sweet Basil

Randy Brecker Quintet | Mar 9, 2018
I've been a fan of Randy Brecker's music for a long time, still remember the fantastic Brecker Brothers' gig in Stockholm at Göta Lejon in 1980.

So when Randy said he likes my art and asked me to do a painting for the cover of his forthcoming DVD, I was honored!

Here it is, Live 1988 at Sweet Basil - Randy Brecker Quintet. 

Music studies

Jan 6, 2018
Here some recent music studies, hope you dig!

Mr. Blue at the gallery

Oct 14, 2017 | Comments: 1

Mr. Blue passes Mrs. Kalovradi's gallery on his way home and is surprised when he sees some familiar paintings...

A scene from my short story "The Poetry of Mr. Blue", published by Bottle of Smoke Press in 2007.

Music faces

Jul 30, 2017
I'm making some new portraits of musicians, for a mailart stampsheet. Here are two of the watercolors: Willie Nelson and Jeff Tweedy. 

One more Chet Baker

Jul 25, 2017

Chet Baker

Jul 12, 2017
Chet Baker - using my watercolors like they are acrylic paint, laying layer on layer, trying to find Chet Baker's face. I'm not sure Chet would have approved this but I hope you like it :-).

Bebop in Green

Jul 7, 2017 | Comments: 1
Another take on this trumpet and tenor scene. Jazz is life! In any color, right?. 

Kind of Blurred

Jul 2, 2017

Watercolor sketch of Miles Davis, from his electric period. It may be Keith Jarrett at the keyboards in the background.

One more Hydra view

May 23, 2017

A watercolor painting of my beloved Hydra houses, cut and pasted on newspaper clippings.