"Knowing Don Sickler’s pedigree, skilled arranger for various and sundry tasty delights from the
Tadd Dameron rep unit Dameronia to T.S. Monk…"
- Willard Jenkins, Jazz Times
much more than just a superb sideman…Serving as leader and arranger, he explores profoundly neglected repertory by
such bebop and hard-bop visionaries as Kenny Dorham, Walter Davis Jr, Elmo Hope…"
- Howard Reich, Chicago
"Sickler is a gifted trumpeter/arranger whose talents show on all cuts."
- William Long,
"…Don Sickler brought the Verve roster together for a more unified take on the Christmas repertoire.
Greater continuity and more substantial content results, with Sickler's writing inspiring all parties. Betty Carter, Shirley
Horn and Abbey Lincoln vocalize, though not together, and Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Stephen Scott, Mark Whitfield and
Christian McBride do the instrumental blowing."
- Bob Blumenthal, The Boston Globe