Lyn Stanley - The Moonlight Sessions Volume 1

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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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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 project’s 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 Tim’s 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,, Read More!

"AXPONA 2017: Lee’s Best of Show: Best Music. Three-way tie. 1. Intervention Records‘ new Flying Burrito Brothers LP. Shane Buettner and Kevin Gray simply don’t know how to do bad work. 2. Lyn Stanley‘s 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, she’s 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 she’s calling “The Moonlight Sessions.” Being the restless spirit she is, Stanley has carefully devised an ambitious plan to break some new musical ground. “I’m going to combine jazz standards with classical music,” she explained. “For instance, we’re going to do (Antonio Carlos) Jobim’s “How Insensitive” merged with Chopin’s “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!

• Audiophile Recording!
• 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)

1. All Or Nothing At All
2. Willow Weep For Me
3. Moonlight Serenade
4. My Funny Valentine
5. Embraceable You
6. Why Don't You Do Right?
7. Girl Talk
8. Crazy
9. Close Your Eyes
10. How Insensitive (Lyn Stanley with Tamir Hendelman)
11. Break It To Me Gently
12. In The Wee Small Hours

Additional Information

Record Label Misc
Music Genre Jazz