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Listeners are encouraged to kick back and take their time digging the ride as DiRubbo bravely embarks on a career-changing course. This trio date features the solid harmonic foundation of organist Brian Charette and the explosive metrics of drummer Rudy Royston. Many jazz fans may already be familiar with Mike DiRubbo and his earlier work, but now the time has come to go full speed ahead as his new organ-based trio navigates steadily away from the known and familiar to move swiftly out beyond into the uncharted depths of modern collective improvisation. Mike DiRubbo is an artist seeking to redefine his craft by utilizing new instrumentation to uncover a new sound in time and space, while ultimately remaining true to himself. We are confident that the music on Chronos will surely bring delight to the ears of serious listeners everywhere.
Chronosviewed as the personification of time in Greek Mythologyis an apt reference point for this rhythmically vital set of music from saxophone scion Mike DiRubbo."Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz