(138) David R. Adler, Philadelphia Weekly -- Sept 2008

The jazz bassist is an ally of alt-folk faves Ani DiFranco and Andrew Bird, both of whom appear on Tiny Resistors, Sickafoose's first for the West Coast label (and Nels Cline home base) Cryptogramophone. Following up his remarkable Blood Orange of 2006, Sickafoose projects his involved jazz language into an atmosphere of bent and sometimes lachrymose Americana, doubling on piano, Wurlitzer and vibes, and writing for multiple horns. A San Francisco native, he's kept busy on the exploding Brooklyn jazz scene for several year now. His formidable quintet will feature saxophonist John Ellis, trombonist Alan Ferber, Mike Gamble on guitar and Allison Miller on drums. - by David R. Adler

David R. Adler
Philadelphia Weekly
Sept 2008