On Keep Steppin', his Criss Cross debut, take-no-prisoners alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo, a protege of Jackie McLean, explores a compelling program of modernist jazz standards and original music.
Pushing the proceedings are New York first-call rhythm section, pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Joe Farnsworth, and firebrand trumpeter Jim Rotondi.
|1.||Encounter (Mike LeDonne) 8:14|
|2.||Introspection (Mike DiRubbo) 8:04|
|3.||Keep Steppin' (Mike DiRubbo) 7:05|
|4.||The End Of A Love Affair (E.C. Redding) 9:04|
|5.||Sunset (McCoy Tyner) 6:42|
|6.||Around The Way (Mike DiRubbo / Jim Rotondi) 7:58|
|7.||Mike's Move (Warren Byrd) 4:47|
|8.||Solar (Miles Davis) 4:34|
|9.||Bittersuite (Sam Jones) 10:20|
Total Time: 66:54
Recorded January 9, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman