Hans Dulfer – El Saxofon (1972)

FrontCover1Hans Dulfer (born 28 May 1940) is a Dutch jazz musician who plays tenor saxophone.

Hans Dulfer was born on 28 May 1940 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He began at age 17 and has been referred to as “Big boy” because of his album of the same name. At the end of the sixties he and Herbert Noord (Hammond organ) founded a quartet that played saxophone/organ funk. He has performed a considerable amount of cross-over jazz and jazz fusion and has also worked with Punk rockers. He has recorded an album with saxophonist Frank Wright titled “El Saxofón”.

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He has comparatively high popularity in Japan where Hyperbeat was a top-selling CD by instrumental standards. Furthermore, Japanese film maker Masaaki Yuasa stated that he listened to Hans Dulfer’s music while working on Mind Game.

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Hans Dulfer is the father of saxophonist Candy Dulfer and the two worked together on the album Dulfer & Dulfer. (wikipedia)

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Hans Dulfer is an internationally acclaimed Dutch jazz musician famous for playing the tenor saxophone. Since he was only seventeen years old, he was playing the saxophone professionally. In 1971 Dulfer released his album El Saxofón, which features members of Ritmo Natural. Together with Ritmo Natural, they released three albums in total, with El Saxofón being the last out of three. (press release)

This is an iconic and strong jazz album (with powerful rhythms), but it already has many elements of free jazz … so don’t be surprised if our listening habits are put to the test.


Muhammad Ali (drums)
Steve Boston (percussion)
Hans Dulfer (saxophone, flute, vocals)
Bobby Few (piano, percussion on 03. + 04.)
Groentjie (percussion, vocals, narrator)
Jerome Hunter (bass on 03. + 04.)
Jan Jacobs (bass on 01. + 02.)
John Schuursma (guitar on 03. + 04.Titel: B1, B2)
Frank Wright (saxophone, bells, vocals on 03. + 04.)

Frank Wright

01. El Saxofón (Dulfer) 8.06
02. Sad Love Story (Dulfer/Jacobs) 7.20
03. Rice Path (Wright) 10.24
04. Very Sad Love Story (Dulfer/Jacobs) 11.47




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