Lyn Stanley magical jazz vocals Lyn Stanley – THE MOONLIGHT SESSIONS VOLUME ONE: I’ve reviewed Lyn’s special vocal style on a couple of occasions before, most recently in issue # 154 (so it’s been a while)… I’m definitely a fan, and have noted that when Lyn brings the vocals on, she OWNS them… just check out her performance on “How Insensitive“… yes, it’s the same song you’ve heard many times before, but it “sounds new” with Lyn’s sultry tones and superb pacing on the song… and, just so you know, I used to do a bit of vocal work with choirs & such, so I know just how important that pacing I mention is… Lyn’s GOT it down on this song, & I’ve no doubt you’ll agree!
The player list is far too long to itemize here, so check the Discogs credits page… the reason I bring that up, though, is because another very unique quality in Lyn’s performances is that she really “connects” with the musicians… it’s almost like she has some sort of sixth sense for where the piano, guitar or drums are going to go next…. if you’re not sure you accept that, check out the bass intro on “Crazy“, and the beautifully smooth segue into Mike Garson’s piano… Lyn’s vocal hits “right on time” at the :35 second mark… absolute perfection that many singers just can’t achieve.
Though it’s one of the shorter pieces (3:03), my choice for personal favorite of the dozen songs offered up for your jazz joy is “Why Don’t You Do Right?“… I can’t help but think “Peggy Lee”, but then I listen back through the song again, & it’s easy to hear that this is purely wonderful Lyn! I give Lyn and her supporting cast of players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99. Get more information about this high-talent & sultry singer on Lyn’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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