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Dirubbo, Mike Quartet Feat. Harold Mabern / New York Accent: Live At The Kitano
Album:New York Accent: Live At The Kitano Collection:Jazz
Artist:Dirubbo, Mike Quartet Feat. Harold Mabern Added:05/2008
Label:Cellar Live 

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Add Date:2008-06-15 Pull Date:2008-08-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:17 Aug10 Aug13 Jul6 Jul22 Jun
Airplays:11121

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2008-06-14 
MIKE DiRUBBO QUARTET: New York Accent
Cellar Live, 2007

MODERN BOP – Hard-swinging quartet featuring Harold Mabern on piano, recorded at the swank (and tiny) Kitano Hotel lounge in NYC. This is the sort of set that’s better for its imperfections, an honest band playing a regular gig, just getting into it and having a good time.

All very good! Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 7

1. 7:08 – “Giant Steps” inspired bop line, loose-limbed and hard-charging
2. 7:31 – relaxed tempo, intriguing melody; soprano sax has a dash of vinegar
3. 6:11 – propulsive postbop groove with a classic ‘70s feel, vigorous solos
4. 10:24 – swinging midtempo bop, a friendly jam with happy solos all around
5. 6:40 – lush Ellington ballad: nice smoky sax and great piano comping
6. 10:04 – Billy Joel tune (!!) gets the “My Favorite Things” treatment: goofy melody, strong jazz-waltz groove, great extended sax solo
7. 9:17 – punchy postbop groove, catchy and clicking; drums get some action

[ Fo ] 14-Jun-08


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2.The Sage 5.Prelude To A Kiss
3.New Year's Dream 6.She's Always A Woman
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