Article number: WELACD006
Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival (Wela Records)
Salamander was started by the saxophonist Cecilia Wennerström in 1979 in Göteborg. At this time a nearly all-female group caught a lot of attention, and Salamander had tremendous success with its music that was a blend of free jazz and experimental. In 1981 Salamander was invited to Women's Jazz festival in Kansas City and gave a concert that made the legendary jazz writer Leonard Feather write a long review praising the band in the San Fransisco Chronicle. Salamander was also invited to the head quartes of Warner Brothers in New York for a possible record deal. In July the same year Salamander was invited to Northsea Jazz Festival, and the response was so overwhelming that the band was engaged for an extra concert the following day. This concert was recorded and released on Dragon Records. Now is the time to let new generations hear this music.