"The world's great saxophone virtuoso."
-The London Daily Mail
"A performance that might exhaust one's supply of superlatives."
-The Washington Post
"With his genial commentary and virtuoso performing talents, Mr. Houlik could probably convince any doubter that the saxophone deserves a prominent place in any concertgoer's heart."
-The New York Times
"James Houlik gave a brilliant performance. His deep, rich, tone was combined with musical vigor and virtuosity"
- Chengdu Evening News (China)
"Houlik is a genuinely brilliant player."
-New York Magazine
"Houlik played fabulously."
- Arnemse Courant, The Netherlands
"Saxophonist Sparkles ... Formidable Virtuosity and a penetrating and full tone."
- Chicago Sun-Times
"Tenor Saxophonist James Houlik proved to be a brilliant instrumentalist, producing rivers of big rich sound."
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"James Houlik played with great sweetness, a lyrical outpouring of melody."
- New York Newsday
"American Saxophonist and Prague Radio Orchestra... Houlik had an extremely "velvety" and round tone, and he was impressive for his superb virtuosity... supreme technique and arched cantilenas."
- Hudebni rozhledy (Prague)
"Sax player high point of symphony concert ... dazzled the audience with his fluid fingerwork and velvet tone."
- The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN
"James Houlik gave a brilliant recital ... liquid, golden tone and superb virtuosity."
- The News and Courier, Charleston, SC