Saskia Laroo

Trumpets Around The World (Laroo Records)

Amsterdam’s own Saskia Laroo unleashes her latest album highlighting her jubilee (40 years on stage, 25 years of Laroo Records and SaskiaLarooBand) right on time! Saskia plays all her instruments on this album: trumpet, bass, sax and singing, with funky dance, hip hop, world grooves, and jazzy flavors melded together–all Saskia’s compositions and collaborations with vocalists and instrumentalists like keyboardist/vocalist Warren Byrd, trombonist Joseph ‘Mr.Defunkt’ Bowie, rappers from Netherlands, US &Burundi and more! Be ready to groove from hiphop to bossa to reggae, from blues to funk with a smooth salsa– with her and all that jazzy trumpet.

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Personnel

Saskia Laroo: trumpet (all), vocals (3,5,6,8), alto sax(3,4,8), upright(1,5) & electric bas (2), programming (all)
Warren Byrd: vocals(7,8), keyboards/ synths(1,2,3,4,5,7,9)
MC Complex: vocals(3,8), rap vocals(3,6,8)
PremeAlom (2,7): vocals, rap vocals
Tang Sauce: rap vocals (1)
Vannina Kaneza: rap vocals (2)
Serge le Griot (2): poetry slam
Sushmitha Patlolla (2) & Freddie Clave (9): vocals
Joseph ‘Defunkt’ Bowie(6): trombone
Alexander Beets (2,4,7,9): tenor sax
Rob Gaasterland: keyboards/synths (2,3,5,6,8), rhodes(2), guitar(2), bass guitar(8), programming (all) Zoran ‘Jex’ Jager: guitar (2)
Daniel Gueli: upright bass (7)
Douglas ‘Basszilla’ Long: electric bass (4)

Track Listing

  1. From Scratch 5:09 (Laroo/Manselle-Young) NLP201900001
  2. Prepare & Beware 4:54 (Laroo/Williams/Kaneza/Ngoy Lusungu) NLP201900002
  3. Downtown In The City 3:43 (Laroo/Tjon Tam Pau) NLP201900003
  4. Groovin’ Hard (Song For Roy) 4:23 (Laroo/Byrd) NLP201900004
  5. Down By The River 4:43 (Laroo) NLP201900005
  6. Bring It Back 4:38 (Laroo/Tjon Tam Pau) NLP201900006
  7. Hartford Is My Home 4:28 (Laroo/Williams) NLP201900007
  8. (This Is The) Amsterdam Reggae 3:51 (Laroo/Tjon Tam Pau) NLP201900008
  9. Movin’ & Groovin’ 4:19 (Laroo) NLP201900009

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