From a review of Mockingbird (Steeplechase, 2009) “The sound is just right. An excellent duo disc on all accounts.” - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery.
What amazes me is how tight this trio is and how they change direction, tempo and dynamics in mid-
flow. Without a doubt, one of the best piano dates we've heard so far this year.
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery.
On “That That” (Fresh Sound New Talent), his quietly restless new album, the pianist Jesse Stacken
presents a program of all-original material; he also showcases his intuitive and slippery rapport with
the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Jeff Davis, who rejoin him for this cd-release gig. -Nate
Chinen, New York Times
Jesse Stacken, a person of exceptional talent who has been active on the NY music scene since 2002,
is one of the remarkable young jazz pianists