The upbeat thumping of the title track has an infectious boogaloo jazz chattering, and the bustling agility of the saxophone puffs raking over "Sutak 9-1-1" evoke thriving passions to rule the fluctuations along the segments as each musician is given a chance to indulge in a solo. The soft amorous streaks coasting along "Rendezvous" have a succor effect, which contrast the weeping tooling that castles "Patience." The easy stride of "Prospect Park" is fraught with festive nuances, delicate curls and a jolly gait in the piano keys that makes one imagine of frolicking through the wooded paths of a park, dancing in its open grassy fields and feeling like a voyeur of nature’s breeding ground. The bass clumps bordering the docile piano wheels strewn across "Re: Frayne" create a sparse and stress-free aria, while the final track "Composition 101" is frocked in dance grooves releasing excitement in its belly as loops of lavish saxophone twirls and bopping bass beats twine together.
Stickadiboom is loaded with modern hard-bop motifs and soothing snare drum brushing. The quintet’s chemistry is attractive and stimulates excitement to come up to the surface. The band’s agility is tempered by reclining grooves, which has the quintet moving all over the place. The Steve Haines Quintet does hard-bop justice, and preserves its authenticity while keeping the music contemporary and thriving beyond its heyday.