04/16/09

Dutch Saxophonist Candy Dulfer Releases Funked Up!

Nearly two decades after her Grammy-nominated recording debut in 1990, saxophonist Candy Dulfer will release a new album, Funked Up!, on Heads Up International. The 12-track set will be released May 12.

Since the release of Dulfer’s 2007 release Candy Store, she and her band had been asked by Dutch filmmaker Fred van Dijk to record the soundtrack for Kissed by the Grape, a documentary exploring the world of organic winemaking. The film project steered them into a more ambient groove, the ideal complement to the rhythmically intense material that they’d already recorded.

“It came together over the course of a year and a half,” says Dulfer. “First, we had the beginnings of the album. Then we made the soundtrack to the movie. After that, we even wrote a couple more songs. It’s almost like a best-of album representing my funky and softer sides. It’s great when you have so many good songs, and you get to choose the ones you like best.”

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