January 2016 the long awaited book 'Hans Dulfer The Story of My life Young & Foolish’ was launched. This magnificent insight on 60 years of Dulfer's exeptional, intensive jazz life was written by the multitalented Nathalie Lans. The artwork of the book (by Eva Winkelman) is spectacular, containing hundreds of unique photos supporting the great stories. The book is (for now) only available in the Dutch language and can be purchased in Dutch book stores, and of course also online, at Scriptum.
DULFER, THE WRITER
Hans Dulfer is a man of many talents. Besides playing saxophone he had an occupation as a salesman at 'Opel' (German car brand of General Motors). He proved to be a top car seller, until he decided to quit his 'regular' job and focus on his music career. This was around his 50th birthday. After that 'point of no return' he became very succesful in Japan and Europe with his single 'Hyperbeat' and the albums 'Big Boy', 'Dig!' and 'Skin Deep'. Before all this Dulfer also made a name for himself as a writer of columns and articles for Dutch newspapers and music magazines.
|JAZZ IN CHINA
Between 1970 and 1980 Dulfer wrote hilarious critical columns and articles for 'Jazzwereld', 'Het Gewicht', 'Muziekkrant OOR' and 'De Haagse Post'. 34 of hist best articles from that period were put together by Bert Vuijsje and published in 1980 by 'Bert Bakker' as the Paperback 'Jazz in China'.
|DULFER'S DUM DUM
In 1989 the Paperback 'Dulfer's Dum Dum' was published by 'In de Knipscheer'.
A collection of the best columns that Dulfer wrote for music magazine OOR since 1986, completed with longer stories. Dulfer shakes up the music establishment in a way only he can. Record companies, media, the Dutch government, no one is safe for Dulfer's hilarious critics.