Australian Portrait CD

Australian Portrait. Music by Hindson, Batterham, Broadstock, Boyd, Smetanin, Zadro

HD Duo. Michael Duke, saxophones; David Howie, piano
Classical, New Music
Cala CACD77013
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Reviewed by , February 1st, 2016

It was, if memory serves, the late John Dankworth who described the soprano saxophone as ‘an ill woodwind that nobody blows any good’. That’s not, of course, true in the case of Dankworth himself, nor in that of Michael Duke. Duke’s Australian Portrait CD, made as half of the estimable HD Duo with pianist David… continue reading »


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