Mike DiRubbo : Repercussion

mikedirubbo_repercussion.jpgOn his latest release, Repercussion, Mike DiRubbo steps out from his frequent roll as sideman and unleashes a flurry of ambitious original material, serving notice that the time for the world to recognize his vast talent is now at hand.  From the opening title track through the last note of the set closing “Pisces Rising,” DiRubbo’s rich alto sax sound is reminiscent of two of the instruments’ most famous purveyors, Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean.

 A straight-forward jazz player, DiRubbo is joined on Repercussion by his long time rhythm section of Tony Reedus (drums) and Dwayne Burno (bass), as well as Steve Nelson on vibraphone. In addition to DiRubbo’s original tracks, the quartet also offers a delightful take on Duke Brubeck’s classic jazz standard “The Duke.”