Rightfully acknowledged as an accomplished musician who has translated
John Coltrane's harmonics and spiritual intensity to the alto saxophone,
Mike DiRubbo brings us the hard bop-inflected
Human Spirit, his sophomore effort for Criss Cross.
Featuring Jim Rotondi on trumpet, David Hazeltine on piano, with bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Joe Farnsworth, the set includes originals by DiRubbo and Rotondi along with classics by Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, and Henri Mancini.
|1.||Transfer (Mike DiRubbo) 6:19|
|2.||Moon River (Henry Mancini) 8:14|
|3.||Human Spirit (Mike DiRubbo) 7:12|
|4.||Minor March (Jackie McLean) 6:51|
|5.||North Shore Reflections (Mike DiRubbo) 8:02|
|6.||Bossa For Baby (Hank Mobley) 6:40|
|7.||Throwback (Mike DiRubbo) 8:52|
|8.||Down (Jim Rotondi) 8:14|
Total Time: 60:31
Recorded May 30, 2002 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman