Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer continues to push boundaries with the release of her new album Together. The collection was inspired by all that's great in jazz, disco, soul, dance and R&bB but is also a contemporary interpretation of what's happening in music and the world today. Candy created a deeply personal and unique blend of musical genres and influences here, bound together by her trademark sound, showcasing her extreme versatility.
It's hard to believe that it's been over 26 years since Candy rose to fame with her high-profile collaborations with Dave Stewart (the worldwide No. 1 smash "Lily Was Here") and of course the legendary Prince, whose tongue-in-cheek recommendation ("When I want sax, I call Candy") in the "Partyman" video made the world sit up and take notice of the young, glamorous and talented sax player at his side. Their collaborations continued over the years with Candy even joining Prince's NPG band as a permanent member for his record-shattering Musicology tour and album.
Candy has been fortunate to work - both in the studio and on stage - with some of the biggest names in music, including Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and many others. Despite these high-profile collaborations, Candy has mainly focused on her solo career, starting her own band at age 13 and touring the world ever since.