Da Fonseca’s Blakey-like accents always are flavored by the relentless swing of David Feldman’s piano
On the blazing finale, Duduka proves touch also facilitates power, pushing the tune to a tidal surge, then unleashing a ripping solo that ramps the trio to a fireworks finale. Spirited and intimate
With Duduka Da Fonseca, you get two percussionists for the price of one
One of Brasil's greatest drummers of his generation
–Latin Jazz Net
Jive Samba is convincing proof, if anyone needs it, that the Brazilian/American jazz idiom still offers peaks with awesome vistas for those musical explorers with the skill and daring to scale them.
Duduka Da Fonseca wasn't the first to fuse the rhythmic patterns of Brazil's samba and bossa nova with jazz language and mannerisms, but he's done more with that combination than anybody before him.
–All About Jazz