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Steeplechase Records
(SCCD 31822)

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Jesse Stacken / Kirk Knuffke - SATIE (2016)

Jesse Stacken - piano
Kirk Knuffke - cornet

Compositions by by Erik Satie

Gifted with a calmly artful ear, Knuffke never met a melody he couldn’t tame and spin into aural gold with his horn. Stacken is similarly adept at mining the maximum melodic potential from his keys, with a keen command of harmony to match. Satie’s elegant minimalism is a near perfect mesh for the duo’s shared sensibilities. -Derek Taylor, Dusted

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Fresh Sound New Talent Records
(FSNT 454)

CD $15 plus $3 s/h

Jesse Stacken - Helleborus (2014)

Jesse Stacken - piano
Tony Malaby - saxophone
Sean Conly - bass
Tom Rainey - drums

All compositions by Jesse Stacken

 "At every turn on “Helleborus,” the ensemble plays with gusto, coherence and license, heeding the framework without ever sounding hemmed in."
-Nate Chinen, NY Times

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Steeplechase Records
(SCCD 31779)

CD $15 plus $3 s/h

Jesse Stacken / kirk Knuffke - FiVe (2014)

Jesse Stacken - piano
Kirk Knuffke - cornet

Compositions by Carla Bley and Bill Evans

"Superb players and wonderfully clever improvisors." - Dave Gelly, The Guardian
"A Musical Conversation that hovers between form and abstraction, accessible but adventurous, profound but likeable." - Cormac Larkin, Irish Times

Fresh Sound New Talent Records
(FSNT 398)

CD $15 plus $3 s/h

Jesse Stacken - Bagatelles For Trio (2012)

Jesse Stacken - piano
Eivind Opsvik - bass
Jeff Davis - drums

All compositions by Jesse Stacken

"The trio brings an oblique but real heat and emotion to the performances, and as a whole the album coheres brilliantly."  -Peter Margasak, Downbeat

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Steeplechase Records
(SCCD 31739)

CD $16 plus $3 s/h

Jesse Stacken / Kirk Knuffke - Like A Tree (2012)

Jesse Stacken - piano
Kirk Knuffke - cornet
Kenny Wollesen - drums

Compositions by Albert Ayler, Carla Bley, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Julius Hemphill, Steve Lacy, Misha Mengelberg. 

"The duo is more than simply curating.  It's performances are pitch-perfect displaying an intuitive understanding that brings something deeply personal to the project."- Peter Margasak, Downbeat

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Fresh Sound New Talent Records (FSNT 359)

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Available on iTunes, and Amazon

Jesse Stacken - Magnolia (2010)

Jesse Stacken - piano
Eivind Opsvik - bass
Jeff Davis - drums

All compositions by Jesse Stacken

"There is something magical and/or dreamlike about this music, an elegant vibe that I find touching.  This is one of the most charming piano trio discs I've heard in a long while." 
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery. 

Steeplechase Records
(SCCD 31717)

CD $16 plus $3 s/h

Jesse Stacken / Kirk Knuffke - Orange Was The color (2010)

Jesse Stacken - piano, toy piano
Kirk Knuffke - Cornet

All compositions by Charles Mingus

"Longtime fans of Charles Mingus who know his recordings well will appreciate the duo's thoughtful, inventive interpretations of the bassist's compositions." -Ken Dryden, All Music.com

Steeplechase Records
(SCCD 31677)

CD $16 plus $3 s/h 

jesse Stacken / Kirk Knuffke - Mockingbird (2009)

Jesse Stacken - piano
Kirk Knuffke - trumpet

Compositions by Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington


"The sound is just right.  An excellent duo disc on all  accounts.”
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery. 

Fresh Sound New Talent Records (FSNT 308)

CD $15 plus $3 s/h

jesse Stacken - that that (2007)

Jesse Stacken - piano
Eivind Opsvik - bass
Jeff Davis - drums

All compositions by Jesse Stacken

"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.

Sideman appearances:

Carlo Costa's Acoustica          Strata                            Neither/Nor Records 2015 (n/n 004)                             
Chris Welcome                       Psychic Shapes              Self-Released 2015
Mark Mollica                          Lift                               Fret Art Records 2014 (FRETART 0923)
Liam Sillery                            Priorite                          OA2 Records  2011 (OA2 22082)
Peter Van Huffel                     Like the Rusted Key      Fresh Sound New Talent 2010  (FSNT 361)
Liam Sillery                            Phenomenology             OA2 Records 2010 (OA2 22061)
Liam Sillery                            Outskirts                        OA2 Records 2009 (OA2 22050)
Steve Northeast                       Inside                            Tidal Records 2008
Peter Van Huffel Quintet        Silvester Battlefield         Fresh Sound New Talent 2007  (FSNT 290)
No Truck                                No Truck                        self-released 2006
Erica Von Kleist                      Project E                         self-released 2005
Peter Van Huffel                     On Common Ground     self-released 2005
Sherisse Rogers                       Slight of Hand                 self-released 2005
Liam Sillery                            Minor Changes               OA2 Records 2005  (OA2 22020)
Christian Pincock Quintet     Reflections of the City     self-released 2004