Photo: Gunnar Holmberg
On this page (under construction) I will place some music and pictures about my group
Salamander from the 80s.
Some material might not be legal to put here, and sometimes I don't remember who took the photo.
Please, if needed, complain to: cissi (at) wela (dot) nu
Tenor sax battle 1982 | Salamander
Benny Golson- ts,
Turk Mauro- ts,
John Gilmore- ts,
Cecilia Wennerström- ts,
Red Holloway- ts,as,
Rein de Graaf- p,
Leroy Vinnegar- b
Al Tootie Heath- dr,
Mel Lewis- dr* replaces Albert Heath
01. Blue’n’Boogie 16:06 (Solooist
are as follows. Red Holloway- ts, Benny Golson- ts, John Gilmore-
ts,Turk Mauro-ts, Cecilia Wennerstrom- ts, Red de Graaf- p),
02. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise 16:15 (Red Holloway- ts,John Gilmore- ts, Benny Golson- ts, Cecilia Wennerström- ts, Turk Mauro-ts, Red de Graaf- p),
03. Woody’n You (fade-out) 14:45, (Benny Golson- ts, Red Hollway- ts, John Gilmore- ts,Turk Mauro- ts, Cecilia Wennerstrom- ts, Red de Graaf- p, Albert Heath- d),
04.* Bags’ Groove 15:41, (Red Holloway- as, Benny Golson- ts, John Gilmore- ts, Turk Mauro- ts, Cecilia Wennerstrom- ts, Red de Graaf- p).
This is where I found the music.
Search for my name and voila! an mp3 with the whole concert is
available, and so is the information above. Indeed interesting to hear it after 30 years ... I have been
a bit embarrassed for this concert, so it was a relief to hear what
actually happened. UPDATE: This link still works.
A fan of Sun Ra now has put the entire concert on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao6aCJR9gTA UPDATE: This link doesn´t work, the guy probably had to remove it.
From 1981-91 Cecilia Wennerström (me) was the leader
of Salamander, a free jazz group that
toured a lot in Sweden and Europe on festivals
and clubs in the beginning of the 80s. Salamander made its debut 1981 at the
Women´s Jazz Festival in Kansas City, USA, and
the concert made the late jazz critic Leonard
Feather write an article about the group (read
something which hadn´t happened to a Swedish
group since Åke Hasselgård. The same year
Salamander played at the North Sea Jazz Festival
with such a success that the band was engaged
for an extra concert the next day, and later on
for the next year as well.
Live at Northsea Jazz
In the darkest month (Dragon
SALAMANDER: Spirit of fire (amf-records amf 1017 1984)
Some important gigs:
1981 Women's Jazz Festival, Kansas City,USA
1981 North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Holland
1981 Extra concert North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Holland
1981 Jazzfest Berlin,
1982 North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Holland
1982 Vossa Jazz, Norway
1983 Kölner Jazzhaus Festival, Germany
1983 Jazz Festival Balver Höhle, Germany
1984 Jazzbuhne Berlin, DDR
1990 Lysekils Jazz Festival, Sweden
1991 Jazz & Blues Festival, Haparanda, Sweden
Cecilia Wennerström ts, Katarina Karlsson as, Susanna Lindeborg p, Stig Boström b, Vanja Holm dr
Cecilia Wennerström ts, Susanna Lindeborg p, Stig Boström b, Vanja Holm dr
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