Award-winning pianist/composer Howard Cowles has succeeded in creating a deeply personal and emotionally evocative work with 'A Mother's Garden.' Having played the piano for over four decades, beginning his studies with his mother who was herself a classical pianist. Shortly after his mother's passing, he found himself in her home, sitting alone at her magnificent Mason Hamlin grand piano. While there reflecting on his memories of her, he wrote nearly all of the music on this album. The album was also recorded using the same piano on most of the tracks and there is a beauty and intensity in the compositions that is unmistakable. There are times of reflective remembrance, of exquisite happiness, of deep sadness and plaintive melancholy. The music reflects the thoughts that span a lifetime of relationship with those that we love. It all adds up to a beautiful document of human experience, and is a true masterwork from an artist who has graced the stage at such illustrious music halls as California's famed Richard & Karen Carpenter Center and others. Howard also regularly is invited to perform at the performance center at the Nixon Presidential Library. This album includes production assistance from Tim Heintz (Madonna, Lee Ann Rimes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, et al) and is a powerful artistic statement from an artist/composer whose work is awash with the kind of melody and phrasing that few pianists of his generation have mastered.