All Kinds of Weather
Eileen Howard, a popular Columbus, Ohio actor and singer, debuts her first CD of jazz standards, recorded with the Erik Augis Trio, solidifying her 15-year reputation as an outstanding singer. Howard recorded nine jazz standards on her CD 'All Kinds of Weather' with Erik Augis on keys, Derek DiCenzo on bass and Matt Wagner on drums. Arrangements by Augis and Howard give the songs a fresh and unique feel. Howard's sultry, smooth jazz vocals shine on laid-back ballads like 'Summer Me, Winter Me' and positively glow on the tune 'How Deep is the Ocean', arranged with deceptive simplicity for solo piano and voice. She swings with upbeat fun on 'Orange Colored Sky' and 'Come Rain or Come Shine'. Her passionate renditions of ''Round Midnight', 'It's Easy to Remember', and 'When the Sun Comes Out' evoke the memory of lost love. In short, an outstanding first release. Fritz the Night Owl, Deejay on WJZA-WJZK Smooth Jazz Radio, featured the CD in March and April. He had this to say about 'All Kinds of Weather': 'Backed by the always-swingin' Eric Augis Trio, Eileen breezes her way thru a varied selection of standards with ease. A terrific voice, fresh interpretations of well-known lyrics, and solid jazz sensibilites all contribute to this superb collection.'