Ricky is a burning tenor player with technique and ideas to spare...well worth checking out!” - David Liebman
Ricky plays with one foot rooted in the tradition and one looking to the future. He is a wonderfully creative saxophonist and prolific composer.” - Gary Smulyan
Streaming hypnotic lines together one by one, he tells the story of a soul who must sing and does so with unadulterated beauty and intelligence” - Cicily Janus
...solos are inventive and exciting.” - Marian McPartland
Ricky plays with a maturity and control of his instrument that is a real pleasure to listen to. His sound commands your attention.” - Bill Evans (sax)
Ricky Sweum is an excellent saxophonist...beautiful and musical...a pleasure for my ears.” - James Moody