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Lyn Stanley

Discovered in 2010 by world class jazz pianist and legend, Paul Smith, Lyn Stanley entered singing with the world’s most famous accompanist, Paul Smith and his trio, four months after meeting her. Lyn was born in Tacoma Washington, the same birth town as singers Diane Schuur and Janis Paige. Her dad played piano by ear in the style of Erroll Garner, and Lyn was an attentive listener at an early age. She also had a grandfather who was an opera singer and an uncle who sang tenor roles in local theater groups in Long Beach, CA. Lyn Stanley entered the singing world through a side door—ballroom dancing

NEWS: RECORDING

Recent Listening: Lyn Stanley Revisits Julie London

Recent Listening: Lyn Stanley Revisits Julie London

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, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lyn Stanley: London With a Twist - Live at Bernie’s

Read "London With a Twist - Live at Bernie’s" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Lyn Stanley hits her stride. The Great American Songbook possesses a persistent resonance in our culture. It may be best defined as the Songbook as the popular music of the 1920s through the 1950s: Tin Pan Alley, showtunes and other popular music of the period. This block of songwriting remains a bedrock of jazz. ...

Ten Artists: June 2019

Read "Ten Artists: June 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Polly Gibbons All I Can Do Resonance Records 2019 Polly Gibbons's 2017 Resonance release, Is It Me...? was positively received by All About Jazz and other outlets when it appeared. That recording featured a crack trio augmented with soloists, establishing Gibbons as a sensitive yet muscular interpreter of the American ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Ten Artists: January 2019

Read "Ten Artists: January 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

I am adopting my “Bailey's Bundle" format as sole vehicle for my music reportage. Moreover, I am sharpening my focus to three segments of the jazz universe, in this order: (1) Jazz Vocals, (2) Archival Releases, and (3) Everything Else. I have changed the title to the more inclusive “Ten Artists," better reflecting how I have ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

C. Michael Bailey’s Best Recordings of 2017

Read "C. Michael Bailey’s Best Recordings of 2017" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This year marks my 20th contributing to AAJ. Twenty years ago, I was 38 years old looking for an outlet for my music writing that had somehow avoided me until I came across an opportunity disguised as a call for articles from one Michael Ricci in jny: Philadelphia. I emailed my review of Art Pepper's San ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lyn Stanley: Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 2

Read "Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 2" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Song Stylist Lyn Stanley completes her Moonlight Sessions with Volume 2. This present offering follows only a few months after the release of her well-received The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1 (A.T. Music, 2017), capping her project with a collection of carefully selected, well-covered standards, with a couple of surprises. Stanley's three-part creative paradigm, started with Volume ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lyn Stanley: The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1

Read "The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

With release of her various audiophile editions (LP, CD, reel-to-reel) of The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1, Lyn Stanley brings into clear focus the driving forces behind her previous three releases: Lost in Romance (A.T. Music, LLC, 2011); Potions: From the '50s (A.T. Music, LLC, 2014); and Interludes (A.T. Music, LLC, 2015). These forces include: one, reestablishing ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Discover Lyn Stanley: New CD In Development "Looking For Angel Eyes"

Discover Lyn Stanley: New CD In Development "Looking For Angel Eyes"

“To Lyn-A Great Talent!” –Sammy Nestico He chose these words to inscribe Lyn Stanley’s copy of his autobiography. Music was always part of Stanley’s life. Her mother was a spirited jitterbug dancer, her father was an enthusiastic amateur jazz pianist and her grandfather was a trained opera singer. Despite this grounding in the arts, Stanley’s mother ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marlene VerPlanck: The Mood I’m In

Read "The Mood I’m In" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Marlene VerPlanck has been recording since 1955. In round numbers, that is 60 years. She is a natural singer in the same way that Frank Sinatra, Roseanna Vitro, and Lyn Stanley are natural singers... they open their respective mouths and music just comes out. And, at the far end of this career, VerPlanck sounds very good. ...


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