Candy Dulfer goes ‘Crazy’ with bold new experiment

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

At first, she might seem like one more “whatever happened to?” candidate.

But in truth, Dutch jazz-rock saxophonist Candy Dulfer has been quite busy since her pop-cultural heyday, back when her 1990 set “Saxuality” was nominated for a Grammy.

She’s been quietly releasing albums every two years, and even hosted her own TV series in the Netherlands, “Candy Meets …,” wherein she interviewed fellow musicians like Sheila E., Dave Stewart, Maceo Parker, Van Morrison and even her legendary saxophonist father, Hans Dulfer.

On Jan. 31, the drop-dead gorgeous musician returns with a bold new experiment called “Crazy,” for the Listen 2 Entertainment Group, via Razor & Tie.

Originally, the plan was for Dulfer to reconnect with her old guitarist/co-writer Ulco Bed, But she wound up pushing her own boundaries by recording several tracks with Katy Perry/Black Eyed Peas knob-twiddler Printz Board.

“Someone who could show me something new, something I’d never done before,” she says. “When I met Printz, I knew right away that we could do something great together. I was surprised at how easy it was. I would put a beat down and just play a few licks, and it would be enough to inspire him to put together a whole chord sequence and write a song.”

For more on stealth-mode Dulfer, drop by www.candydulfer.nl/.

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