Special Edition SACD Limited To 3000 Copies Includes Hologram Number On Back Of Cover & 7-Page Booklet! Analog Tape Original Recorded Album! Audiophile Hybrid Stereo SACD! Recorded & Mixed by Al Schmitt! Mastered 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!!
"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.
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.
This Special Edition SACD Limited To 3000 Copies Includes Hologram Number On Back Of Cover & 7-Page Booklet! Don't miss out! Get your order in early!
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.
The Hybrid Stereo SACD was produced by Sony's DADC plant in Austria.
Features: • Special Edition SACD Limited To 3000 Copies • Includes Hologram Number On Back Of Cover • Very Limited Number Of These SACDs To Be Personally Autographed By Lyn Stanley • Includes 7-page full-color booklet exclusive to this special edition SACD • Audiophile Recording! • Mixed by Al Schmitt and Mastered by Bernie Grundman • 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!
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: 1. How Long Has This Been Going On? 2. Just One Of Those Things 3. Black Velvet 4. More Than You Know 5. Blvd. of Broken Dreams 6. Whole Lotta Love 7. Last Tango In Paris 8. Don't Explain 9. Nice 'n Easy 10. The Island 11. It's Crazy 12. In A Sentimental Mood 13. I Was A Little Too Lonely 14. I'm a Fool To Want You