What Does It Take?

What Does It Take?

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by Candy Dulfer
     
 

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No doubt some very talented fashion and makeup artists got paid a bundle to entice your eyes with seductive, softly lit visions of the gorgeous blond Dutch sax star. The good news is, even without the hard to resist packaging, Dulfer once again hits the mark with one of those funky smooth jazz discs that could keep the dullest party humming.See more details below

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No doubt some very talented fashion and makeup artists got paid a bundle to entice your eyes with seductive, softly lit visions of the gorgeous blond Dutch sax star. The good news is, even without the hard to resist packaging, Dulfer once again hits the mark with one of those funky smooth jazz discs that could keep the dullest party humming. This is the second disc in a row -- following 1997's similarly enticing For the Love of You -- marketed around an update of an old soul classic (this time, Junior Walker's 1969 hit), and it makes great commercial sense to pair Dulfer's snazzy riffs with labelmate Jonathan Butler's kindly vocals. Such an obvious airplay hit, however, detracts from the real joys of the collection, which include bold, brassy covers of two from Sonny Rollins' catalog. Dulfer plays "No Problem" pretty straightforwardly, but she and producer, partner, and all around groovemeister Ulco Bed twist "Island Lady" into a Bob Marley-inspired fantasy camp. The version also features a tenor solo by Dulfer's dad, Hans, and a trumpet romp by Arturo Sandoval. Another unmistakable Dulfer trademark employed here is horn doubling and tripling. On "Fred's Joint," she plays multiple tracks of her alto over Fred Wesley's bouncy trombone; on the Prince-like "2025," she offsets the corny quasi-millennium rap and frothy disco groove with bursts of textured horn energy. Sanborn fans might complain that Dulfer has never gotten too far away from imitating her greatest influence. She's never quite achieved her own innovative sound, but the contexts and production choices make her the primo smooth jazz party girl.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/1999
Label:
Encoded Music
UPC:
0026656420429
catalogNumber:
4204
Rank:
76592

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Candy Dulfer   Primary Artist,Horn,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals,Chant,Hand Clapping
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet
Pee Wee Ellis   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Ulco Bed   Guitar,Hand Clapping
Dave Stewart   Bass,Dobro,Guitar
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Jerry Preston   Bass,Vocals,Chant
Thomas Bank   Hand Clapping
Jan Van Duikeren   Trumpet,Horn
Carin Verbruggen   Chant,Hand Clapping
Peter Lieberom   Horn
Reece Gilmore   Drums

Technical Credits

Candy Dulfer   Arranger,Producer
Carl Griffin   Executive Producer
Frans Hendrix   Engineer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Dave Stewart   Producer
John Tilly   Engineer
Thomas Bank   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jan Van Duikeren   Arranger
Ned Douglas   Programming
Reece Gilmore   Programming

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