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Analog Tape Original Recorded Album! Audiophile Hybrid Stereo SACD!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman!
Recorded by Al Schmitt and Steve Genewick! Mixed by Michael Bishop!
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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.
The Moonlight Sessions has a total of 26 song divided into two albums (Volume One has 12 tracks and Volume Two has 14 tracks). Supported by the best jazz musicians in the business--Mike Garson, Tamir Hendelman and Christian Jacob take the listener on a journey that combines classical music with jazz standards plus some POP tunes with new approaches-including Willie Nelson's "Crazy, "Why Don't You Do Right?," "Over the Rainbow," and "At Seventeen."
You will hear Chopin, Ravel, Beethoven, Debussy and Mozart references to breathe a new excitement into a few jazz standards like you've never heard them before! Critics are raving about this project and the #1 Jazz radio station in the USA, KKjz proclaims Lyn to be one of the "most outstanding" vocalists in jazz, calling the project "Brilliant!"
She has also added songs to this special project from the country and pop genres and added arrangement twists with jazz applications that modernize them as they delight your ears. On board for The Moonlight Sessions are her stellar cast of musicians. Piano: Mike Garson, Christian Jacob and Tamir Hendelman; Bass: Chuck Berghofer; Drums: Joe LaBarbera, Ray Brinker and Bernie Dresel; Jazz Guitar: John Chiodini; Percussion: Luis Conte; Harmonica: Hendrik Meurkens; Harp: Corky Hale, Carol Robins; Trumpet: Chuck Findley; Trombone: Bob McChesney; Tenor Sax: Rickey Woodard are all on board and recorded. This projects arrangers include, Mike Garson, Christian Jacob, Tamir Hendelman, John Chiodini, Steve Rawlins and Doug Walter. Lyn Stanley is the Executive Producer with Co-Producers Lyn Stanley, Mike Garson and John Chiodini.
The recording engineers for this project are Al Schmitt and Steve Genewick. As always, the album is mastered by Bernie Grundman. Tracks were recorded at The Village Recording Studio D in Los Angeles, California in February 2017.
"High End 2017: Lyn Stanley amazes with her lacquers! I spoke with Lyn Stanley before the show, she was gentle enough as to tip me about this event, she would be playing lacquers in the EAR Yoshino room with legendary designer Tim de Paravicini. The system consisted of EAR top of the line electronics paired with Rockport speakers and Tims turntable with a My Sonic Lab MC cartridge. Lyn and Tim went through the details, explaining how difficult and expensive is to produce a one step vinyl record, omitting several passages (mother copy and stampers) in the pressing chain, thus keeping the sound as close as possible to the master lacquer and the recording itself. Add that to a superb production with nothing but analog equipment used throughout the recording and mastering process and with nothing but the best musicians out there (with names such as Mike Garson and Rickey Woodard to name a few) and you have one hell of a record with Lyn singing classics like "My Funny Valentine" and "Crazy."" - Panagiotis Karavitis, Part-Time Audiophile
"LYN STANLEY/Moonlight Sessions V.1: This classy lassie has been coming out of nowhere on the run since she...well, first started coming out of nowhere on the run. Upping her game with each successive release, here we find her firmly staking out her territory as the jazz diva of the times by surrounding herself with jazzbos who you would buy their own solo records, a song stack that is familiar but she gives a new swing to and a vocal style you will remember. This is a gal of the hour that will be much more than flavor of the month. Killer stuff throughout." - Chris Spector, midwestrecord.com, Read More!
"AXPONA 2017: Lees Best of Show: Best Music. Three-way tie. 1. Intervention Records new Flying Burrito Brothers LP. Shane Buettner and Kevin Gray simply dont know how to do bad work. 2. Lyn Stanleys Moonlight Sessions: Volume One. Sounded so natural on the Ultra 11s. Of course, Bernie Grundman was involved on the mastering side and Lyn always has the best musicians and producers. 3. MA Recordings Todd Garfinkle is now pressing LPs of his stellar recordings. Sera Una Noche and several other titles are available so far and we analog fans are richer for it." - Lee Scoggins, Part-Time Audiophile
"Lyn, I have seen you evolve from a very good vocalist to now among the most outstanding. I have to select airplay based on the content, not how much I admire the singer. In this case, you are so outstanding that admiration for your efforts makes it easy to provide you to get top billing on the station. The choice of selections and the arrangements plus your singing are marvelous - For all future releases please send to my attention, and have someone verify the CD was sent to me. As one who has the honor of programming the world's No. One Jazz station, I am pleased that we have such great product to perform." - Saul Levine, KKjz, Mt. Wilson Broadcasting
"Six years ago, Lyn Stanley was a retired marketing executive wondering if she could pass muster for her church choir. Today, shes an internationally known jazz vocalist whose award-winning audiophile recordings feature A-list musicians, producers and engineers. While Stanley has carved a niche in the high-end world, her albums go far beyond clinical speaker-testing tools. They practically ooze a lush, emotional atmosphere that only happens on those rare occasions when great players are allowed to stretch out in a relaxed, inspired setting."
"Stanley is now working on her next project, a two-album set shes calling The Moonlight Sessions. Being the restless spirit she is, Stanley has carefully devised an ambitious plan to break some new musical ground. Im going to combine jazz standards with classical music, she explained. For instance, were going to do (Antonio Carlos) Jobims How Insensitive merged with Chopins Prelude in E Minor. It may be hard to wrap your head around that concept, but a demo I heard from rehearsals sounded sublime." - John Stancavage, Part-Time Audiophile Read more!
Translated from Italian to English:
"Lyn Stanley is now one of the most acclaimed contemporary vocalists who passionately devoted herself to the heritage of the standards, those songs that have been inspired by all the greats of the past. In addition to this, she decided to make the perfect recordings from the technical point of view to the audiophile audience. Sound engineers Al Schmitt and Steve Genewick have done their best to work with Michael Bishop for the mix and Bernie Grundman for mastering. She has chosen a Telefunken U47 microphone -the same one used by Frank Sinatra. They chose to produce the music to their audience offering their favorite listening format, 2LP at 45 rpm, CD-SACD and a tape reel-to-reel tape for those who just want to listen to high quality versions. Several music style choices have been made for the selected musicians on each song to give the right atmosphere to the executions-so, there are three chosen pianists, Mike Garson, Christian Jacob and Tamir Hendelman, Chuck Berghofer is in double bass and three are also drummers Ray Brinker, Joe LaBarbera and Bernie Dresel. There are also many guests who give their valuable contribution, Hendrik Meurkens on the harmonica, John Chiodini on guitar, Bob McChesney on the trombone, Chuck Findley on the trumpet, Rickey Woodard on the sax tenor and Luis Conte at Percussion. On each of the performances there is an accurate work in the studio with the technicians and the musicians. She is a versatile interpreter who gives the best stylistic interpretation for the performances, not the typical jazz vocals as she does not improvise based on scat or experimental interpretations, but always perfectly in tune with the atmospheres of what it sings. Great disc, perfect from an artistic and technical point of view." - Vittorio, Music Zoom, musiczoom.it
"Here is a supreme song stylist in prime form in my vocal album of the year and there's still Volume Two to come... Superb in its sound and artistry each track is a delight." - Kevin Jones, Jazz Reviewer for FineFM Magazine, Australia, 5 Stars!
As with all Lyn Stanley albums, Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Recorded by Al Schmitt and Steve Genewick! Mixed by Michael Bishop!
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Lyn Stanley (all vocals)
Mike Garson (piano)
Tamir Hendelman (piano)
Christian Jacob (piano)
Chuck Berghofer (bass)
Joe LaBarbera (drums)
Ray Brinker (drums)
Bernie Dresel (drums)
John Chiodini (guitar)
Rickey Woodard (tenor sax)
Chuck Findley (trumpet)
Bob McChesney (trombone)
Corky Hale (harp)
Carol Robins (harp)
Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica)
Luis Conte (percussion)
Steve Genewick (snaps)