Eisen, along with her accomplished quartet, and including special guest Alex Acuña on percussion, brilliantly create a spellbinding jazz experience like no other. Summer Me, Winter Me showcases Eisen’s sultry yet strong vocals on 15 timeless songs from the American Songbook. Greats like Hoagy Carmichael’s "Skylark," to the Gershwin’s "Isn’t It A Pity" and Lorenzo Hart and Richard Rogers "With A Song In My Heart" to the title track, "Summer Me, Winter Me" by Michel LeGrand and Marilyn & Alan Bergman, are all respectfully represented here by the incomparable Eisen.
While these may be some of the more popular standards one might hear from the American Songbook, many are perhaps not as well known, but Eisen with her compelling delivery, gives such gems as, "Papa Can You Hear Me," "Deep Purple," "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" to "Lullaby Of Leaves" and "Deed I Do," a new life. Each one done with such relish and a simple beauty that captures their true essence, while at the same time, putting her own mark on them.
Summer Me, Winter Me is a magical experience, which is usually only felt in the intimacy of a jazz club. And Eisen has captured that feeling with raw emotion, vibrant energy and such pure chemistry with her band, that to listen to this beautifully engineered CD is to be in "the best seat in the house."
Summer Me, Winter Me radiates as songstress Eisen puts her smokey voice to these 15 standards. If what you’ve been searching for is pure jazz unencumbered by re-recordings, overdubbing, or any other "bells and whistles," then this is for you. Summer Me, Winter Me is live jazz, right in your living room.