ORIGIN RECORDS 2017
Bill Anschell – piano
Chris Symer – bass
Jose Martinez – drums
Brian Monroney – guitar (#1, 4, 9, 10)
Jeff Busch – percussion (#2, 8)
Jeff Coffin – soprano sax (#7)
Rich Cole – tenor sax (#1)
Hans Teuber – alto flute (#2), tenor sax (#3), alto sax (#8)
Recorded September 5, 6, 2016 by Dave Dysart at Ice Station Zebra, Seattle, WA except "Reflections in D" recorded October 8, 2016 at David Lange Studios, Edgewood, WA
Mixed by David Lange and Bill Anschell at David Lange Studios, Edgewood, WA
Produced by Bill Anschell
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at Nyberg Mastering, Issaquah, WA
1 Misterioso, Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk Corp (BMI) 7:19
2 Dark Wind, Bill Anschell, Blow Hard Music (BMI) 5:36
3 Captive Light, Bill Anschell, Blow Hard Music (BMI) 5:58
4 MBK, Bill Anschell, Blow Hard Music (BMI) 6:21
5 No You Go, Bill Anschell, Blow Hard Music (BMI) 4:45
6 For No One, Lennon/McCartney, Sony ATV Harmony (ASCAP) 5:52
7 Rumbler, Bill Anschell, Blow Hard Music (BMI) 7:56
8 39F, Bill Anschell, Blow Hard Music (BMI) 4:23
9 Heisenberg’s Fugue State, Bill Anschell, Blow Hard Music (BMI) 5:37
10 The Dreaded “E” Word, Bill Anschell, Blow Hard Music (BMI) 5:33
11 Reflections in D, Duke Ellington, Sony ATV Harmony (ASCAP) 6:33
**** (four stars) "The soloists vary, but the qualities of surprise and confidence always figure here."
– Carlo Wolff, downbeat FULL REVIEW
"Bill Anschell would be a badass wherever he lived, even Greenwich Village. He is an impeccable, distinctive pianist with a valuable body of work on Seattle's Origin label."
– Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes FULL REVIEW
"Anschell has brilliantly taken a musical snapshot of his forever forward-seeking compositional prowess and his evolving approach as a pianist."
– Paul Rauch, allaboutjazz.com FULL REVIEW
"Anschell has a beautifully expressive touch on the piano, unspooling sublimely constructed solos with the skills of a player and the mind of a composer. Highly recommended."
– Andrew Luthringer, Earshot Jazz FULL REVIEW
j"With odd and shifting time signatures, engaging compositions , and well-chosen covers, Anschell presents a striung musical statement."
"Each of the 11 instrumentals on Anschell’s 15th album groove off a singular theme, as his longtime trio with bassist Chris Symer and drummer Jose Martinez work their way through the nooks and crannies of every harmonic, melodic twist."
– Carol Banks Weber, axs.com FULL REVIEW
"The album has much to offer the listener, with each track a new tone, a new rhythm, a new feeling." (five stars)
– Dr. Debra Jan Bibel, Amazon FULL REVIEW
"Rumbler is a brilliant showcase of musician virtuosity and solid compositional acumen."
– TheJazzPage.com FULL REVIEW
– George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly FULL REVIEW
"This is sit up and take notice jazz that works throughout."
– Chris Harris, Midwest Record FULL REVIEW
"With odd and shifting time signatures, engaging compositions, and well-chosen covers, Anschell presents a striking musical statement."
– Ron Netsky, Rochester News FULL REVIEW