Shifting Standards

ORIGIN RECORDS 2018

Bill Anschell – piano
Jeff Johnson – bass
D’Vonne Lewis – drums

 

Produced by Bill Anschell
Recorded at Avast Studio, Seattle WA, November 19, 2017
Mixed at Studio X, Seattle WA
Recorded and mixed
by Reed Ruddy, Assistant Engineer Andrew Ching

Mastered by Ross Nyberg at Nyberg Mastering, Issaquah, WA
Bill Anschell photograph by Rhonda Stewart

Cover design and layout by John Bishop

 

 1   A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)  8:02
 2   Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (R. Rogers - L. Hart)  6:54
 3   Cheek to Cheek (I. Berlin)  4:51
 4   You and the Night and the Music (A. Schwartz - H. Dietz)  7:06
 5   Some Other Time (L. Berstein)  6:33
 6   Con Alma (Dizzy Gillespie)  6:31
 7   Soul Eyes (M. Waldron)  6:23
 8   All of You (C. Porter)  8:16

(****) "The trio has been performing on and off since 2007, and have achieved an intuitive, almost telepathic musical relationship that produces moments only attained through the one mindedness of the piano trio format."

– Paul Rausch, allaboutjazz.com  FULL REVIEW

(****1/2) "...when Anschell’s trio starts with a song that is already slow and wistful, like Leonard Bernstein’s “Some Other Time,” what transpires is intense. They enter an atmosphere where nothing is certain except the truths of human emotion, and even those truths must be reaffirmed moment to moment, in order to prevail over silence."

-- Thomas Conrad, Stereophile   FULL REVIEW

"Spontaneous, real time suits Bill Anschell's Shifting Standards Trio. The Trio plays with purpose, fun, and an end game in mind. These musicians get down to the business of disrupting nine comfortable standards, and for them, business is damned good."

--Carol Banks Weber, Festival Peak   FULL REVIEW

 

"Shifting Standards, recorded with heavyweights Jeff Johnson (bass) and D’Vonne Lewis (drums), represents an incredible craftsmanship of rhythm and harmony, body and soul... Anschell’s harmonic depth, as on the ballad “Some Other Time,” is heartbreaking, and counterpoint, as on “Con Alma,” stunning—as much Bill Evans as Bud Powell."

--Ian Guin, Earshot Jazz   FULL REVIEW

"Bill Anschell and associates have provided us with a breath of fresh air on an album of true American gems."

--George Fendel, High Standard Jazz   FULL REVIEW