- "a master of his instrument's melodic aspects. Singing along quietly with his solos, Zisman displayed a seemingly endless supply of improvisational brilliance, creating long, fluid lines that were full of beauty and surprise."
– All About Jazz, Forrest Bryant
- "[at the Monterey Jazz Festival] Michael Zisman, constructed beautiful, clear melodies in his solos."
– Mercury News, Richard Scheinin
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