45rpm 180g Double LP! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Mastered by Bernie Grundman!
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.
"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
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.
Features: • 45rpm 180g Vinyl • Double LP • Mastered by Bernie Grundman • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Musicians: 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
Selections: LP1 Side A: 1. How Long Has This Been Going On? 2. Just One Of Those Things 3. Whole Lotta Love Side B: 1. More Than You Know 2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams 3. Nice 'n Easy 4. Black Velvet LP 2 Side C: 1. In A Sentimental Mood 2. It’s Crazy 3. Don’t Explain Side D: 1. Last Tango In Paris 2. The Island 3. I Was A Little Too Lonely 4. I’m A Fool To Want You