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Analog Tape Original Recorded Album On CD!
Recorded & Mixed by Al Schmitt! Mastered by Bernie Grundman!
Lyn Stanley has been awarded Female Jazz Vocalist of The Year 2018 from one of the most visible public radio stations in the USA, KKJz-Los Angeles who have the highest Nielsen ratings for jazz radio audiences in the U.S.
This album was mixed from 24 track 2 inch ATR tape by Al Schmitt (except for #14). All songs were mastered from ½" analog tape by Bernie Grundman.
"In a little over three years Stanley has definitely made her presence felt in audiophile and jazz vocal circles... Her cover of Led Zeppelins Whole Lotta Love, she explained, was just a loose run-through that, when played back, made fine-tuning seem superfluous. Her talk was so illuminating that Ive returned to Interludes with a fresh appreciation." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound
"Lyn Stanley's recent Interludes is her most adventurous and exciting recording yet. ... the use of guests and the inventive arrangements of Cunliffe, Chiodini, Tamil Hendelman, Steve Rawlins and Ms. Stanley herself keep the music full of subtle surprises and variety." Scott Yanow
"Once again Lyn Stanley makes it evident that when it comes to sultry jazz singing she is a force to be reckoned with... Expectations for her newest release were high and Interludes meets those expectations in spades." - Jack Goodstein, Blog Critics
The unique sultry jazz vocalist from the Los Angeles area turns up the wattage on Interludes, starting with the opening selection "How Long Has This Been Going On" a capella. "Just One Of Those Things" employs a creative Bill Cunliffe arrangement Stanley is heard during one chorus having brief duets with bassist Chuck Berghofer, guitarist John Chiodini and pianist/arranger Bill Cunliffe before the full group joins in. Other tuneful highlights include "Black Velvet," "More Than You Know," and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
The lowdown and rockish "Whole Lotta Love" and the always eerie "Last Tango In Paris" find Stanley putting timeless feeling into more contemporary songs. Great guest artists such as Hendrick Meurkens on harmonica appear on "Don't Explain," and Stanley begets a fine swing on "Nice 'n' Easy" and a sweet and lush interpretation on Duke Ellington's "In A Sentimental Mood." Her interlude concludes with a heartfelt duet with guitarist Chiodini on "I'm A Fool To Want You," that's full of longing and desire.
A former USA amateur ballroom dance Pro/Am champion, Lyn Stanley's unique voice has been described as "beautiful," "Rich in low tones," with "phrasing and storytelling that makes her music very personal." Her dancing background adds a feel few artists can deliver. LA Jazz radio personality, Bubba Jackson, describes her as "the real deal - she has brought the songstress back to jazz!" She was discovered by world-class jazz legend, pianist Paul Smith best known as Ella Fitzgerald's accompanist/conductor. Stanley has become known for her lush low notes, beautiful intonation, rich interpretations, and phrasing.
Her flawless intonation and sumptuous warmth combine with a full bodied resonance throughout her extensive range. Her lyrics - precisely enunciated, perfectly phrased and vividly rhythmic - tell her stories not only through the words, but in the emotional content with which she sings them, and with a grace and sensuality that coats every syllable she sings with a fluidity that is simply mesmerizing.
The recording venues again included Hollywood's legendary Capitol Recording Studios (Studio A musician tracking and some vocals, Studio B percussion and some vocals) as well as Big City Recording Studio and LAFx. The vocalist microphone used in Los Angeles and NYC tracking for vocals was a Neumann U47, and the vocals recorded at Capitol were with the same Neumann U47 used by Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. The album was mixed from 24-track, 2-inch ATR tape by Al Schmitt (except for track No. 14). All songs were mastered from half-inch analog tape by Bernie Grundman.
Mixed by Al Schmitt and Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Lyn Stanley, vocals
Bill Cunliffe, piano
Chuck Berghofer, bass
Ray Brinker, drums
John Chiodini, guitar
Bob McChesney, trombone
Henrick Meurkens, harmonica
Brad Dutz, percussion
Cecilia Tsan, cello
Musicians on "Black Velvet," "Whole Lotta Love," "Last Tango In Paris" & "It's Crazy"
Piano: Mike Garson, piano
Bass: Chuck Berghofer, bass
Drums: Paul Kreibich, drums
Guitar: John Chiodini, guitar
Steve Rawlins, finger snaps