Recent Listening: Lyn Stanley Revisits Julie London


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Los Angeles singer Lyn Stanley frequently appears in L.A. with a big band of Swing Era veterans. However, in the recording we are sampling today, her accompanists are six of Southern California’s busiest veteran players of modern jazz. Called for this album, the Jazz Mavericks, they are guitarist John Chiodoni, pianists Otmaro Ruiz and Mike Lang, bassist Chuck Berghofer and drummer Aaron Serfaty, with Luis Conte on additional percussion. The album follows Stanley’s earlier tribute to singer Julie London on the same label. That one was also called London With A Twist. Stanley has a tendency to slide up or down on the way to true pitch, but at her most accurate she is capable of a rhythmically successful performance like this one of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66.” As a bonus, you’ll see some of the supporting cast.

Our goal of keeping up with all new and worthy music may be doomed. The Stanley recording has been out for a year or more. Sometimes, it takes a while to get around to all the music that we think Rifftides readers may want to know about.

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This story appears courtesy of Rifftides by Doug Ramsey.
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