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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.
Interludes is part of Lyn Stanley's master copy series for four of her Bernie Grundman mastered analog albums.
These tapes are created by the owner of a professional tape reproduction company dedicated entirely to tape production with over 30 years experience and incredible top of the line tape professional recording machines.
The Lyn Stanley 'Signature Series Tape" titles come with two reels, IEC format, both tapes in a black box with label. They also include a certificate of numbered copy out of 200.
the sound quality on this album is outstanding. And by outstanding, I mean that - our scale goes to 10, with 10 being the best. Like Potions. But this album clearly sounds better than Potions. Just as clearly, what we had to do was recalibrate in order to accommodate the need to 'go to 11' - feel free to call it our 'Spinal Tap Award', because I do. I even had to make up a special logo just to highlight how awesome-sounding this album is. Assuming your source-system is up to the task, this album may well become the most transparent-to-source in your library... if you can hear these albums on tape, I cannot recommend the experience highly enough.
The 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.
"Even the sound, as absolutely stunning as it was on the first two albums, is up by a considerable margin--something I didn't think was possible. The stage is wide and deep; the instruments remarkably transparent and three-dimensionally solid." - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, 9/11 Music, 11/11 Sound
"In a little over three years Stanley has definitely made her presence felt in audiophile and jazz vocal circles... Her cover of Led Zeppelin's '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 I've 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.
- Numbered Limited Production 200 Units
- Mastered by Bernie Grundman
- Mixed by Al Schmitt
- Two black tape boxes
- Analogue Tape Copies from original analogue masters
- NEW Studio Master 1/4 inch 15 ips tapes directly from production master recordings
- 2-track, 1/4" at 38 cm/s (15")
- Playback EQ: IEC/CCIR
- Includes cover art and album information
- Artist signed label
- Spec sheet inside each tape box with details
- Certified copy with certificate
- Recorded at: Hollywood's Capitol Recording Studios, United Recording Studio (formerly Ocean Way), The Village Recording Studio & Avatar Recording Studio (NYC)
- Engraved flanges with signature series logo and label information
|Mike Garson||piano ("Black Velvet", "Whole Lotta Love", "Last Tango In Paris", "It's Crazy")|
|Paul Kreibich||drums ("Black Velvet", "Whole Lotta Love", "Last Tango In Paris", "It's Crazy")|
|Steve Rawlins||finger snaps ("Black Velvet", "Whole Lotta Love", "Last Tango In Paris", "It's Crazy")|
- How Long Has This Been Going On?
- Just One Of Those Things
- Whole Lotta Love
- More Than You Know
- Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
- Nice 'n Easy
- Black Velvet
- In A Sentimental Mood
- It's Crazy
- Don't Explain
- Last Tango In Paris
- The Island
- I Was Little Too Lonely
- I'm A Fool To Want You