Bruce Babad's "A Tribute To Paul Desmond" deserves prolonged exposure. Bruce Babad, Larry Koonse, Ed Czach, Luther Hughes abd Steve Barns are superb.
-- Doug Ramsey, Rifftides (from review on A Tribute To Paul Desmond")
Bruce Babad's solo on alto brings to mind Phil Woods.
-- Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition (from review on the Bill Holman Band CD "Hommage")
Babad demonstrates a pronounced swing articulation and a rhythmic drive akin to Adderley.
-- OWEN CORDLE, Raleigh News-Observer
Babad's "Julian" recalls Cannonball Adderley's passion for the blues and his unmistakable round tone. Stretching each phrase with a personal touch, he emulates the spirit that Adderley gave us every day of his life.
-- JIM SANTELLA, allaboutjazz.com
Babad...is certainly no soul slouch, even compared with Adderley. He wailed on, then wailed some more, recalling a time when this music existed solely to raise the listener's blood pressure.
-- STEVE EDDY, Orange County Register (referring to CCP's live performance of "Super Jet" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in January 2005.)