In 1992 she signed with the Novus label, and her releases for the label are quite enjoyable, including a fine tribute to Carmen McRae, I'm Glad There Is You: A Tribute to Carmen McRae (1994), the ballad-dominated set does have a reasonable amount of variety, Rubin gets off some fine scatting on "Yardbird Suite" and she introduces an excellent original in "No Strings Attached." Onzy Matthews is an arranger on this release, it would be his last set of recorded arrangements before he passed in 1997. A variety of guests including Grover Washington, Jr., Frank Foster, Antonio Hart, Cecil Bridgewater, Kenny Burrell and Monty Alexander. Pastiche (1993) assisted by a fine rhythm section and such sidemen as trumpeters E.J. Allen and Cecil Bridgewater, trombonist Steve Turre, and (on one song) tenorman Houston Person, Rubin expertly interprets the lyrics with both honest emotion and swing, occasionally scatting in unison or in counterpoint with the horns. She delivers everything from honey-laden ballads purring like a kitten, to up-tempo swinging and scatting like a saxophone. This disc offers a good example of her talents. She also performed the song "Just Squeeze Me" on Clark Terry's Live on QE2.