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.
Pianist/composer Bill Anschell's recordings are often filled with his unique and vibrant original compositions or surprising, liberated arrangements of jazz & pop classics. For Shifting Standards, Anschell depends on the uncanny shared intuition that's been developed over ten years with his trio-mates, bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer D'Vonne Lewis. Well-loved standards from jazz and Great American Songbook composers unfold, capturing the trio's live chemistry and spontaneity on material ranging from Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" and "A Night in Tunisia" to Leonard Bernstein's under-recorded gem, "Some Other Time."
1 A NIGHT IN TUNISIA 8:02
Dizzy Gillespie / Universal-MCA Music Publishing
2 BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED 6:54
R. Rogers - L. Hart / Chappell & Co., Williamson Music Co.
3 CHEEK TO CHEEK 4:51
I. Berlin / Irving Berlin Music Co.
4 YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC 7:06
A. Schwartz - H. Dietz / Warner Bros Music
5 SOME OTHER TIME 6:33
L. Bernstein / Universal - Polygram International
6 CON ALMA 6:31
Dizzy Gillespie / EMI April Music
7 SOUL EYES 6:23
Mal Waldron / Prestige Music
8 JITTERBUG WALTZ 6:47
Fats Waller / Chappell & Co.
9 ALL OF YOU 8:16
C. Porter / Chappell & Co.
Produced By Bill Anschell
Recorded & Mixed By Reed Ruddy
Assistant Engineer: Andrew Ching
Recorded At Avast Studios, Seattle, Wa
On November 19, 2017
Mixed At Studio X, Seattle, Wa
Mastered By Ross Nyberg At
Nyberg Mastering, Issaquah, Wa
Anschell Photo By Rhonda Stewart
Cover Design & Layout By John Bishop
All About Jazz (Paul Rauch)
Seattle based pianist Bill Anschell has created a tremendous body of work over the the past 30 years, as a composer, musical director, and pianist. He returned to Seattle in 2002 after 25 years abroad and formed a relationship with Origin Records, releasing more than a dozen records both as a leader and co-leader. Whether composing and performing o ...