Art is frequently a happy accident, and today's cut is proof. Self-taught musician Candy Dulfer turned 50 this year, which means she's only been playing the saxophone for 44 years, so far. She's got 12 albums released since 1990, but none of the tracks became as earconic as this monster single, which at the time she did it was "just a jam session" with former Eurythmic David Stewart as part of a movie soundtrack he was working on in 1989. When she was all of 20 years old. The cut was subsequently released as a single, the first thing Dulfer had ever done that was released, and climbed to #1 in her native Netherlands, #6 in the UK, and #11 in the U.S. The best part starts at 0:00 and goes until 4:22.
And looking at her in the video, I could watch her play for hours, even if I was deaf. She's on the short list of people I wouldn't mind being marooned with on a deserted island.
For the sax, man.