Abbatantuono attacks with a hard bop vigor dusted with successive decades' rhythmic dalliances, including funk, jazz-rock and fusion. The result is a chili-hot stew of galvanizing intensity.” - Chris May

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[Joe] produces a rich assortment of percussive sounds that fill in the lulls at precisely the right places and move the piece along without ever being brash.” - Ralph Miriello

Jazz.com

Abba's Walking The Path is an impressive tune, filled with melodic and rhythmic ideas that give the number a more spiritual vibe.” - Bruce Lindsay

All About Jazz Online

[Joe] Abba shows just what a tasteful rhythmist he is on [his arrangement of] Duke Ellington’s Amad.”” - S. Victor Aaron

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