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Candy Dulfer: Candy Dulfer: Live at Montreux

It becomes abundantly clear why Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer dubbed her band Funky Stuff as you watch Live at Montreux. The funk doesn’t let up much during eight songs recorded in 2002. That pace can be exhausting on CD but, surprisingly, it’s less so on DVD. Still, it’s nice to see Dulfer slow the pace for “Lost and Gone” and display the chops of her clear influence, David Sanborn.

The rest of the DVD is comprised of six songs from Dulfer’s 1998 performance at Montreux. Here Dulfer is more animated and performs some of her best material, including “Lily Was Here,” “For the Love of You” and Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” the latter with a furious guitar solo by Dulfer’s primary collaborator, Ulco Bed.

The 2002 show is expertly shot, as various camera angles, backlit spotlights and a pleasantly blue hue on the stage make for some enjoyable eye Candy.

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