Cat Anderson at Gyllene Cirkeln
Stockholm: Gyllene Cirkeln, . Screenprint. 19 ¾ x 27 ¾ in. Very good, with an open tear at the top right corner (≈ 1 ½ in.) and light edge-wear. Item #6755
Original screenprinted poster for Cat Anderson’s 1963 concert at the Gyllene Cirkeln in 1963. Anderson had finished touring Europe as a section musician for Duke Ellington, but following the end of the tour, he stayed in Europe and performed as a solo musician.
Jazz critic Lennart Östberg reviewed his concert: “As a soloist, Cat Anderson is rather a musician of the intimate form, who prefers to express his musical views with long well-formulated sentences punctuated by lines of emphatic exclamation.”
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.