Marshall's one of a kind. A cellist equally adept at jazz and classical, old and modern, she composes a variety of pieces that blur the genres and confound your expectations. Here she leads her jazz quartet plus a couple of guests through a mix of instrumentals that feature anything from standards to avant-garde, and even invents a new way to play her axe.The title cut comes from an experiment, where she took a pencil, flipped it around to the metallic end, and used it to tap her cello strings, creating a percussive, staccato sound. For The Birds has an equally interesting sound to start the piece, mimicking avian chatter, and I don't know how she got that. Using all her training, I Remember Johann Sebastian is a jazz/classic blend. It opens with a piece based on a Bach cello suite, and then lets the group improvise around the standard I Remember April, the intention being to show what Bach might have been like if he'd been born these days and working in jazz.