(NYC) - Internationally renowned Dutch saxophonist, Candy Dulfer tops off a remarkable year with the release of her most definitive CD to date "Right In My Soul" on Eagle Records.
In early 2002, Dulfer joined Prince for his critically acclaimed "One Nite Alone" Tour in the US (and later Europe), playing to packed venues across the States next to friend and hero Maceo Parker. Prince’s renowned after-shows meant that Candy was able to jam with such artists as Alicia Keys, Sheila E., George Clinton and Musiq Soulchild. In among her Prince dates, Dulfer was able to perform with two other long-term collaborators, Dave Stewart and Van Morrison.
Then, in the summer of 2002, with the help of her new label - Eagle Records - Candy was given total creative freedom to create the CD of her dreams, giving her the opportunity to push the boundaries with her seamless fusion of R&B, Drum ‘n Bass, Funk, Jazz and Ambient sounds. With the help of producers Jon Kingsley Hall and George Stewart, the CD was recorded both in London and Amsterdam. Right In My Soul marks Dulfer’s first studio album in four years.
With uncanny technical and interpretative skill, Dulfer’s saxophone playing is the perfect foil for her voice (in a way that has probably only been heard in the likes of Chet Baker and George Benson), and on Right In My Soul is once again a perfect example of why Candy is in such demand by such exulted company. All the trademark riffs, solos and harmonies are there contemporized to fit in with the new Candy Dulfer but still instantly recognizable to her legions of fans.
No less breathtaking than the CD’s arrangements are Candy’s vocals. With influences as far afield as current R&B divas Erykah Badu, lady of soul Chaka Khan and the lyrical style of her musical friend Van Morrison, Candy's recently elevated vocal talent was shaped by a large helping of Prince as well her own saxophone style.
Artist Candy Dulfer
Title Right In My Soul - ER 20009-2 CD
Release Date: 05.20.2003
Label Eagle Records