HD Duo - aka Michael Duke (saxophones) and David Howie (piano) - prove laudable exponents of this sheaf of new music. I’m sure a number will - let’s hope all will - stick around in the contemporary repertoire for a good time to come. A discriminating and excellently performed saxophone selection.
Jonathan Woolf (Musicweb International)
Australian Portrait is a significant and sober offering from HD Duo, whose playing is first-rate. The pair work together very well and have a clear rapport, united in their enthusiasm for championing new work by top-notch locals . . . . HD is to be lauded for this very solid addition to the Australian canon. 4 out of 5 stars
Julian Day. Limelight Magazine
Michael Duke’s Duo Sax CD is a wonderful collection of music for two saxophones and the performances within are not only provocative for the performer and listener, but also impeccably performed with taste and precision.
Frank Bongiorno, The Saxophone Journal
I have just found your CD on itunes! It's wonderful! Bravo! Thank you for great version of ARS!! Amazing!
Christian Lauba, Composer
First of all let me tell you that I just heard your performance of my CONTRASTING INVENTIONS and I could not think of a better performance of the piece. Congratulations on a superb job . . . both parts are fantastically and sensitively played.
Samuel Adler, Composer
I have finally been able to listen to the CD (Duo Sax). . . I was very pleased -- but not surprised, to hear such excellent playing. Bravo to you and to your distinguished saxophone partner