The second issue of the DESS Bulletin is on its way to the DESS members and some might already have got it in their mailboxes.
It is an issue with total focus on Cat Anderson except for some DESS house-keeping information.
It starts with the presentation that the late Ellington specialist and aficinado, Alexandre Rado, made at the Ellington ’94 conference in Stockholm about his friend Cat Anderson. A video with his presentation was published on the DESS website on December 3 last year and can be viewed here.
Bo Haufman, the editor of the DESS Bulletin, contributes an interesting articles about “The Cat” as a composer and has transcribed an interview with him, which was published in a Facebook group last year.
The Chairman of DESS, Leif Jönsson, writes very personally about “My Cat”, for which he has a particular fondness and admiration and the new issue of the Bulletin also includes a reprint of an article about Cat Anderson by the late Leif Anderson in the Swedish jazz magazine Orkesterjournalen in April 1963.
It provides also a discography of Cat Anderson’s recordings under his own name and some examples of video- and sound files with Cat Anderson on YouTube.