Lou Donaldson Quartet at Gyllene Cirkeln
Stockholm: Gyllene Cirkeln, ca. 1963. Screenprint. 19 3/4 x 27 1/2 in. Very good. Item #5407
Original screeprinted poster promoting a three week Lou Donaldson Quartet residency at the Gyllene Cirkeln [Golden Circle]. Donaldson is an American alto sax player, known both in his own right and as a longtime member of Art Blakey’s quintet, appearing on Blakey’s most acclaimed albums.
The Gyllene Cirkeln [Golden Circle] jazz club was the hub of Stockholm’s jazz scene from 1962 until it closed in 1969. The club was at the center of Sweden’s underground music scene, frequently hosting American and international musicians. In 1970 the Rolling Stones famously performed there after hours, and Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Jack McDuff, and Pink Floyd all released live recordings from the club.