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."
•"Bill Anschell would be a bad ass wherever he lived, even Greenwich Village. He is an impeccable, distinctive pianist with a valuable body of work on Seattle's Origin label." - JazzTimes