This record flew under the radar of most critics.  A couple of review quotes are below. Don’t sleep on this recording. The energy of this band is over the top!

 Nixon is Dead, CD $15.00 by Bruce Eisenbeil Nixon is Dead? (Konnex 5190)
Mario Rechtern – sopranino & alto sax
Blaise Siwula – curved soprano, alto & tenor sax
Bruce Eisenbeil – guitar
Wilbo Wright – electric and acoustic bass
Ray Sage – drums

  1. I Am Not A Crook
  2. And Checkers Doesn’t Look Too Good Either
  3. Tricky Dick
  4. Me And My Five O’clock Shadow
  5. The 18 Minute Gap
  6. Elvis Is High … !

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Critical Acclaim for Nixon Is Dead

“If any musician steals the show, it is guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil. On “Tricky Dick” his blistering lines of scorched earth, which his fellow bandmates follow in a rage of positive energy, sets up the frenzy to come. Then, when he changes gears to chordal blocks the ensemble breaks into an almost rock-out breakdown. On “I Am NOT A Crook” Eisenbeil’s motivic answers to the motivic figures saxophonists Mario Rechtern and Siwula propose are not only perfectly suited to the style of the moment but also find ways to meld the two saxophonists’ lines into a single harmonic thread. His accompaniment to Siwula’s solo on “The 18 Minute Gap” is, additionally, a brilliant mixing of straight-ahead harmonic concepts and avant-garde language.” – Thomas R. Erdmann; Jazz

“Bruce Eisenbeil somehow locks into everything the two saxophonists are laying down, and it’s no mean feat, as the notes torrent from them as rhetoric from a president in denial.”, “frenetically fluid improv”, “a fine blowing session” ~ Marc Medwin, Cadence