Cecilia Wennerstrom is a Swedish saxophonist who has received several awards by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. During the '80s, she led the band Salamander and released several albums on Dragon Records. During the '90s, she led her own quartet and released records through Four Leaf Clover. Recently she formed Wela Records/Plugged.
Tenor and baritone saxophones, alto flute and flute.
introduced himself afterwards and so did several other musicians. This is a nice memory. At that time I wasn't musically ready for this challenge, it was more an act of adventure.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
My latest CD, Lydian Mars (Wela, 2011), is very good and it is all my own music. But I still think that Minor Stomp (Four Leaf Clover, 1997) is my best recording; on it, I play standards on baritone saxophone. I was tired of being put in a free jazz cupboard and being criticized for doing entertainment music. So I was determined to show that I could play the American songbook if I wanted to, which I did.
The first Jazz album I bought was:
I remember listening to "Trinkle Tinkle" by Thelonious Monk