来自荷兰的大美女甘蒂达芙是占据著现今萨克斯乐界排行榜大半壁江山，并与肯尼吉齐名的最杰出的女萨克斯风手。她融合了流行、蓝调、舞曲、爵士的乐风，是独具Funk风味的Smooth Jazz，是传统乐派与先锋乐派的综合。这张甘蒂的处女作“Saxuality”荣获葛莱美提名，并热销超过50万张！其中特别收录的“Lily Was Here”更高居英国排行单曲榜第六名数周之久。幽幽的灯光下，浪漫、感性的萨克斯风与美女甘蒂的杰出才华，正绽放著无尽的诱惑……
甘蒂达芙从小便受到吹奏高音萨克斯的父亲的熏陶，桑尼·罗林斯、寇曼·霍金斯、德克斯特·戈登都是她心中的偶像。由於她的父亲是荷兰一位很有名的乐手，甘蒂达芙很顺利的被介绍进入爵士乐界。她从12岁起便跟著Rosa King这位从美国流亡到荷兰的乐手的乐队演出。15岁组建自己的Funky Stuff乐队。由於个性突出，这支乐队还被著名摇滚歌手Madonna邀请参加她的欧洲巡演。在因与Prince的合作而名闻天下后，甘蒂达芙得到音乐制作人Dave Stewart的协助，录制了一些大受好评的乐曲。
Candy pushes the whole musical experience to the edge once again on her new recording, Crazy. The 13-song set includes numerous tracks co-written and produced by multi-instrumentalist Printz Board whose mile-long list of credits includes musical director for the Black Eyed Peas for more than a decade, as well as work with a broad range of artists: Macy Gray, Mariah Carey, Sergio Mendes Gomez, Katy Perry,Burt Bacharach and dozens more.
When saxophonist Candy Dulfer steps onto the stage or into the studio, everything is immediately up for grabs and anything can happen. This sexy, high-energy vibe seemingly out-of-control, yet always carefully calculated is a direct result of her consistently hot and sweet confection of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, pop, techno and more. It's a no-holds-barred recipe that has served her and her worldwide fan base well since her earliest recordings at the start of the 1990s.
For the most part, this is not a "sit and listen" record. It's primarily a dance album, meant for getting people up and moving. While Dulfer, who is Dutch, plays lots of very hot sax and does some very credible vocal work, it should really be credited to Dulfer and Printz Board. Board provides vocals on 10 out of 15 tracks, produced or co-produced all but 2 of them, wrote or co-wrote 10 tracks, and was responsible for all or most of the instruments except for sax on nine of the 15. So it is safe to say that he is primarily responsible for the cool urban sound of this recording.
Multi-intrumentalist and producer Board has been the musical director for The Black Eyed Peas for more than a decade, and has worked with artists like Macy Grey, Mariah Carey, and Katie Perry among others, so it is no suprirse that he knows how to handle an artist affectionately referred to as "The Diva."
Also featured on the CD is guitarist Ulco Bed, who is Dulfer's long-time songwriting partner. On this CD, Bed wrote and plays on "Flame," and "Too Close," co-wrote "I Do," with Moon Baker, and wrote "No End" and "Please Don't Stop" with Dulfer.
Personally, I prefer the cool jazz of songs like "No End" and "Too Close" to the disco/dance sound of most of the recording, but that does not mean I did not find it enjoyable. Dulfer is sexy and high-energy and the synergy between Board and Dulfer and between Bed and Dulfer is electric.
Altogether, this is a sexy, evocative party record sure to satisfy any jazz or dance music fan.
The CD is only available for pre-order at present but will be released on January 31, 2012. Keep you eyes and ears open for it!
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01.Stop All That Noise
07.Calling Next Door
09.In Or Out
14.Please Don't Stop