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Mastered by Bernie Grundman!
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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
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.
"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
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Includes Hologram Number On Back Of Cover
• 45rpm 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
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" &
Piano: Mike Garson, piano
Bass: Chuck Berghofer, bass
Drums: Paul Kreibich, drums
Guitar: John Chiodini, guitar
Steve Rawlins, finger snaps
In a world of mass-produced music, controlled by the 4 music majors; plus the availability of digital tools, which even go as far as correct the pitch nof a singer out of tune, it is a rarity to see and hear a minimalist recording, which the artist has bankrolled herself.
That way, Lyn Stanley has complete artistic control over both music selection and production.
Like her previous 2 albums, it is a mixture of jazz standards; she also ventures where no-one has ventured, with a jazz version of Led Zeppelins Whole Lotta Love, stripping it back to the bluesy feel of the Willy Dixon song which influenced it; apparently recorded after a decision made after 15 minutes. There is also a version of Alanis Morrisettes Black Velvet which slows it down compared to the original.
There is also the ghost of Sinatra with Niceneasy plus Im a fool to want you.
Musically, Ms Stanleys pitch & diction are spot on.
Sound is mastered by Bernie Grundman, & is exemplary regardless of format; however the sequence differs on all 3.
I compared the already excellent SACD in real-time to the 15ips tape; of course there is more on the tape; as it is closer to the source.
The 45 RPM 2LP set sounds to me as good as a LP can sound; I am glad I can buy newly recorded jazz LPs, rather than buy Blue Note LPs, which I will continue to do.
A strong recommendations for lovers of vocals, jazz and well-recorded sound; even better if they all line up, as they do with me!
- Stephen K Chen, INT
Lyn has given another awesome album to enjoy!
Well what can I say about Lyn Stanleys new album Interludes...........just buy it and sit back for a listen for a great musical journey. Her performance is top class, and its an album you will keep playing over and over again.
- Neville Kapadia, INT
Lyn Stanley Interludes
This latest album by Ms.Stanley is clearly her best to date. First and foremost the sound quality is absolutely amazing on the 45rpm lp. Crystal clear, rich and expansive are just a few ways to desrcribe its production. The cast of musicians playing are fantastic and bring their own touches and flavor to the songs. They clearly give the impression that they had fun backing this record. Of course, what good is solid production and quality players without a voice to bring it all together. Rest assured, you will be enthralled by the rich, deep,sultry and sexy vocals of Lyn Stanley. Clear, precise and fabulous intonation are par for the course on each track. The song selection, centering around breakups and makeups, digs deep into the classics and extends to more modern artists. A personal favorite is her rendition of Led Zeps Whole Lotta Love. It alone is worth the price of admission to this wonderful album. I can not recommend this more effusively. If you are not familiar with this artist, I advise to start with this one. Soon enough you will be searching for her back catalog.