Candy Dulfer – Together

Saxophonist Candy Dulfer once again sets her limits with the release of her new album ‘Together’, her first album in 6 years. After the daring ‘Crazy’ (2011) – on which she worked extensively with Black Eyed Peas producer Printz Board – she returns to her funk roots with ‘Together’. The uplifting album is a melting pot of all kinds of influences from jazz, disco, soul, dance and r & b, but also her own interpretation of what is currently playing in the music. Candy created a very personal and unique mix of genres and influences, connected by her characteristic and globally beloved sound. Her fourteenth album is a new chapter in the long career of the versatile saxophonist. She took the time to make the album as she intended, but in the meantime let her audiences meet several songs during her many concerts throughout Europe, Asia and the USA – so some live favorites can now be heard for the first time in brand new studio versions.

‘Together’ stands for the bond that Candy feels with her music – from the influences from her youth to the sounds of today – but also stands for Candy’s close collaboration with both new talent and familiar faces. Her years of collaboration with guitarist / producer Ulco Bed, band member since 1984 and co-responsible for Candy’s pioneering debut album ‘Saxuality’, will once again have a musical sequel. With producer Dennis Letnom (The Opposites, Kempi) and new talent like singer / composer Ivan Peroti (Sven Hammond Soul, The Voice) and composer, producer and singer Rico Greene (Anouk, Chaka Khan), Candy wrote several songs. Together with Candy, Peroti composed the very personal title track “Together”, in which they stand up for tolerance in these uncertain times, something that Candy highly values. “Because I have seen so much travel and so much of the world, for me diversity and love for each other – regardless of your color, belief or belief – is the most important thing there is. I love ALL people. I have tried to express that on this album, “says Candy. Candy reacts to the album for the first time on the death of Prince, in the way that she always communicated the best with him: via the music. “Out of time” is her personal ode to the musical genius that put her worldwide on the map in 1989 with the famous words “When I want sax, I call Candy”. “Age” is about what Candy has achieved in her life and where she is now; a powerful statement with a leading role for the electronic EWI that Candy – alongside her familiar alto saxophone – also plays.

In “How it’s done” Candy wants to show how she makes herself strong in the music industry without losing sight of her femininity, with which she wants to be an example.