Candy Dulfer: Funked Up Chilled Out (Heads Up/Elite)

 |   |  <1 min read

Candy Dulfer: Anything You Need (from Chilled Out)
Candy Dulfer: Funked Up Chilled Out (Heads Up/Elite)

Consumer law revolves on the principle of "fitness for purpose" and you won't catch this saxophonist out on that score: this double disc is as it says on the cover, one disc of funked up and the other of . . .

Well, it's all very Seventies however and "funked up" means disco-flavoured cuts and the "chilled out" isn't so much chill-out room music but sultry soul-seduction music which has more in common with Lite Breeze FM or whatever those LA "jazz" radio stations are calling themselves these days.

It's all astonishingly ordinary and Dutch altoist Dulfer -- who I once took reasonably seriously, but that was at the dawn of the Nineties when her Saxuality debut seemed impressive and she was knocking about with the likes of Prince and Pink Floyd -- seems to have settled for quite a lot less than she is capable of.

Her energies seem to have gone into the funky and seductive album cover photos. 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Jazz articles index

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble: Restored, Returned (ECM/Ode)

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble: Restored, Returned (ECM/Ode)

The previous album by young ECM pianist Gustavsen at Elsewhere was his trio album Being There which was named a Best of Elsewhere 2007 album. Echoes of that group's delicate beauty and vibrant... > Read more

Andy Sheppard Quartet: Surrounded by Sea (ECM/Ode)

Andy Sheppard Quartet: Surrounded by Sea (ECM/Ode)

Those old enough the remember when British saxophonist Andy Sheppard emerged as a new wave out of Britain alongside Loose Tubes, Courtney Pine and others might be surprised a little by this elegant... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Liverpool 2010: Forty years after the divorce

Liverpool 2010: Forty years after the divorce

The divorce was as messy as most when, 40 years ago in April 1970, the Beatles broke up. As John Lennon put it later that year on his Plastic Ono Band album, “the dream is over”.... > Read more

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007: Watermelon Slim and the Workers; The Wheel Man (Southbound)

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007: Watermelon Slim and the Workers; The Wheel Man (Southbound)

To be honest I didn't quite "get" the last, self-titled, album by this rough'n'ready bluesman, but I was clearly in the minority: the album won the Mojo magazine and the Independent Music... > Read more