Eileina Williams – Introducing
(Eileina williams – 2005)
by Narvy James
Oh Hell Yeah! Just when you thought that the age of great female jazz singers was dead and gone, along comes Eileina Williams. Do you like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan or Carmen McRae? Then you’ll love Eileina. Continuing in the style of these great, and her self-professed heroines, Eileina continues the tradition by providing a fresh vocal viewpoint of her own while remaining true to the Jazz art form. With a musical background that encompasses Gospel, R&B and Euro-popular music Eileina transitions effortlessly to the Jazz World and is a welcome addition indeed!
Williams steps out with style on this release, covering classic standards like “Our Love Is Here To Stay” and bluesy nightclub numbers like “Willow Weep For Me,” showing the range and projection she has developed through the years. With a sultry style and innate sense of rhythm, her warmth and spirituality comes shining through on every track. The vocal and solo drum version of Harry Woods’ “What A Little Moonlight Can Do” is simply out of this world. This young, gifted and Black vocalist has a bright future.
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