IBRICA JUSIĆ - Celuloidni pajac (1968) EP




IBRICA JUSIĆ started his career in Dubrovnik in 1965. On invitation of composer Pero Gotovac he went in Zagreb. He was a winner on Zagreb Festival in 1968, with song "Celuloidni pajac". He won the first prize on the same festival also in 1969 with song "Osobenjak" and in 1970 with song "Mačka". Then, Zagreb became too small for him (as he said), so he went in Paris where he has felt international experience. After all, he always returned by summers every year to his hometown Dubrovnik and sang midnight concerts to his loyal public. By using his summer travels to Dubrovnik he started to cooperate with Dubrovačke ljetne igre in 1971 and with songs of Pero Gotovac he sang on shows of Games Edward II, Columbo and Aretej. He composed music and sang in the show "Životopis Miha Pracata" in 1977. In the same year he recited in Knežev dvor, and, as he recited in so elite place, that was also his reward for his artistic value. He is one of the first singers who recorded songs on LP records in 1974. He was one of the first persons who did solo-concert in Lisinski Theater in 1975. In next years he sang in almost all world-wide popular places, like Opera House (Sydney), Carnegie Hall in New York, China Theatre in Stockholm and so on. He composes music for poets of Luko Paljetak, Dobriša Cesarić, Aleksa Šantić, William Shakespear, Brecht, Britvić, Zuppa etc. The most important thing in his career was symphony album "Ibrica" (1981), done in a rich Mediterranean arrangements of his brother, maestro Đelo Jusić, who wrote anthology songs for Ibrica like: "Šalom Sara", "U svakom slučaju te volim", "Na Stradunu" and others. His went to France once again in 1980 on invitation of famous French show Le Grande Echique. He got one more invitation of the same show on Christmas Eve, but this time, the guests also were stars like Becaud, Aznavour, Greco and Golden Gate Quartet. In next two years he was on the swhos of the same producer, which was a great honor for French singers also. As a result of the Parisian school he recorded album "La vie" in French in 1985, while the album "Hodaju ljudi", recorded in 1988, was a result of impact of his many years of residence in Sweden. He returns to homeland once more in 1991. At the end of 1993 he writes music for "Velika magija" (P. Magelli and K. Dolenčić) in Gavella where he played and sang. His return to domestic waters resulted in retrospective compilation issued in Croatia Records in 1994. In 1997 he entered to the newly founded Dancing Bear House and published compact disc of significant title "Dan prije" with the material recorded at a concert held on 24 May 1997. in ZeKaeM. The day before in the same place, the ceiling collapsed. In 2001 he recorded an album "Hazarder", a tribute to Leonard Cohen, with 12 translations of poems of legendary Canadian chansonier. Below compact disc "Amanet" which Ibrica Jusić dedicate homage to his first, to the spiritual homeland and the country of his parents, Bosnia and Herzegovina, by recording the new, modern arrangements of a number of beautiful Bosnian sevdalinka. He was first Croatian singer who was officially invited to the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2004., at the one of the largest jazz festivals. That same year, he performed on Etno World Festival, Oslo. In 2008 is marched with "Amanet 2", with 13 original Bosnian sevdalinka recorded in the studio Liburnia Jazz Mozart, back in Elvis Stanić Music Production Station, with the sounds of the accordion virtuoso Omar Pobrica and violin maestro Sasha Olenjuk. In 2009 is jubilee year in which Ibrica marks 45 years of his artistic work. Since his musical expression a mixture of Italian, French, Croatian and Bosnian influence, this year marked a number of concerts titled "From Shakespeare to Sevdah". This is his first EP from 1968. (from wikipedia)