Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz
'Out on the oceans, a big ship can seem ungainly and slow to respond. No such problem for this Big Ship. Throughout the 11 tunes the Inner Language Trio demonstrates a masterly command of rhythm and dynamics—shifting direction and pace with the agility of a speedboat one moment, then gliding sedately with the grace of an ocean liner the next.'
Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise
'Stiefel is quietly putting down his own stamp on contemporary piano trio jazz.'