Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Candy Dulfer: Crazy

"Produced by Printz Board, one of the magical elves behind the global dominance of the Black Eyed Peas, it’s a disarmingly savvy dispatch, strong on hooks as well as grooves. There’s some singing, by Ms. Dulfer and others; there’s a small, strategic bit of room for solos. Only rarely, as on the closer, 'Too Close,' is there much in the way of boilerplate smooth jazz. Instead it’s high-grade pop, inoffensive but insistent, suitable for step workouts or 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' Ms. Dulfer, who has toured with Prince, thrives within the album’s parameters: her tone on alto saxophon[e] is tart but not grating. ... As it happens, pop’s current sound, with its European dance-club pedigree, is ideally suited to Ms. Dulfer, who hails from the Netherlands" (Nate Chinen, "New Music," New York Times, 1/30/12).
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