23 December 2011

HANS DULFER - EL SAXOFON
















Hans Dulfer for Catfish Netherlands from 1971.

Tracks 1 & 2 : Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Hans Dulfer ;  Bass – Jan Jacobs ; Congas, Timbales – Steve Boston ; Congas, Timbales, Vocals – Groentjie
Tracks 3 & 4 add : Drums – Muhammad Ali ; Electric Bass – Jerome Hunter ; Guitar – John Schuursma ; Piano, Percussion – Bobby Few ; Tenor Saxophone, Bells – Frank Wright 

Don't be fooled by the sleeve photo of Dulfer in flappers and daft hat - the music inside is hard as nails.
"El Saxofon" comes on like the bastard son of Sonny's "Jungoso" force fed a diet of speed and steroids and injected with the spirit of Sabu ....a monstrous banger of an album moving from cruiser weight Afro Cuban work outs to freeform blowing with Frank Wright joining Dulfer on Tenor and bicycle bell (!).
So hang on to your hat it's gonna be a bumpy ride!