George W. Harris Reviews Lyn Stanley’s Interludes

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Lyn Stanley teams up with some of LA’s finest including Bill Cunliffe/p, Chuck Berghofer/b, Ray Brinker5/dr and John Chiodini/g on this clever presentation of standards. First, you have to admire a lady who does a slinky and bluesy read of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” while sounding like she just stepped out of a RKO film noir with Cecilia Tsan’s cello on “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” She delivers a classic kiss of with Henrick Meurkens’ harmonica on “Nice ‘N Easy” and is cozy by the fireplace with Bob McChesney’s trombone on “How Long Has This Been Going On?” Her delivery has a perfect ability to know when to accentuate the  positive and eliminate the negative, going crisp and clear and then drifting away like a paper boat. A study of moods here fitting any Impressionist art gallery.