“The Empress” is the second offering from Duane and Dwayne. It finely accentuates the pure skill and undeniable chemistry of two of Atlantic Canada’s finest musicians. Fiddle and gypsy-jazz guitar are the featured instruments and we favourably compare Duane and Dwayne to the masters, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Beautifully nuanced trading of solos and masterful instrumental interplay are signature on this album of original compositions, Newfoundland fiddle tunes and classic jazz standards. Andrews and Cote are both powerful soloists who are really coming into their own as a critically noteworthy pair.