Pianist Bill Anschell returns to the studio scene with a truly outstanding recording. Rumbler is a brilliant showcase of musician virtuosity and solid compositional acumen. Anschell wrote most of the songs on the effort, with nice re-workings of tunes by Thelonious Monk, John Lennon and Paul McCartney and Duke Ellington. The music and performances are superb. The electric guitar, played by Brian Monroney , in conversation with the piano is a really nice element of the production throughout. The rest of the tremendous lineup includes Chris Symer on bass, Jose Martinez on drums, Jeff Busch on percussion, Jeff Coffin on soprano sax, Richard Cole on tenor sax and Hans Teuber heard on flute and various saxes on several tunes. It’s an fantastic production by Anschell and all involved.
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Tracks: Misterioso, Dark Wind, Captive Light, MBK, No You Go, Rumbler, 39F, Heisenberg’s Fugue State, The Dreaded “E” Word, Reflections in D .