This unique two can manifest as a soothing background pad,
a party-rousing tandem, or a grand showpiece.
-"Because they so obviously love the duo format and thrive on collaborating with each other, they generate an upbeat feeling with their playing that flows, never flags".
-"Each player shines on his or her own while simultaneously inspiring one another and accentuating one another's strengths. As part of the buoyant mood, they accentuate the positive but never have to eliminate the negative because there isn't any".
-"You just get accustomed to Lady Miles musing on trumpet, and the next thing you know the Flying Dutchwoman is soaring on booming standup bass. And it's not just an acoustic shtick, but the real deal".
By Owen mcNally for the Hartford Advocate, Nov 7, 2011.
Duo Laroo/Byrd performs mainly original material and a few special selected songs by other composers, coming from their album "Two of a Kind", as well as new unrecorded music.
2 (+ guests)
-Saskia Laroo - trumpet, vocals [ and alto sax / upright / electric bass ]
-Warren Byrd - piano and/or keyboard, vocals [ and bongos ]