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“Lyn Stanley contributes significantly to a recent trend in jazz that embraces the great American songbook with a style that’s so old school, it’s new again. Her clipped, crisp delivery of lyrics combined with her hushed, alto voice recall another era.” – Monsters & Critics
“A Significant New Talent.”- Don Heckman, International Review of Music
“A ‘Dietrichish’ chanteuse sounding like an old soul…” – Jazz Weekly
“One of the most sincerely beautiful tributes to the great jazz age of music I have ever heard.” – Don Grigware, Broadway World
“Thank you for bringing the Song-tress back to jazz. Your voice brings life to lyrics that defined the American Songbook.” – Bubba Jackson, KKJZ 88.1FM
Lyn Stanley To Perform At Mr. Musichead Gallery Los Angeles In Tandem With KKJZ 88.1 FM’s Annual Fall Pledge Drive
Performance Will Accompany “All Or Nothing At All” Exhibit of David Stone Martin’s Vintage Jazz Album Covers
Los Angeles, CA- Critically-acclaimed debut Jazz Vocalist Lyn Stanley will be performing with her trio at the Mr. Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 17th, from 5-7pm. Stanley’s performance will accompany “All Or Nothing At All,” an exhibit of famed artist David Stone Martin’s vintage album art for which he illustrated covers for Jazz artists including Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton and more. Covers 1946 – 1959
The multi-media event will take place at the Mr. Musichead Gallery, 7511 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046.
Lost In Romance, the critically-acclaimed debut album by singer Lyn Stanley featuring 13 of jazz’s finest musicians, will be featured prominently as part of Los Angeles radio station KKJZ 88.1 FM’s annual Fall fundraising efforts in November. In tandem with this year’s pledge drive, Stanley and her trio –consisting of Steve Rawlins on piano, Luther Hughes on bass and John Ferraro on drums—will be performing at the Mr. Musichead Gallery on November 17th as part of a fundraiser for KKJZ 88.1 FM. Stanley’s CD is a favorite of KKJZ 88.1 FM DJ Bubba Jackson who recently hosted Stanley’s release party at Catalina’s in Los Angeles, and who will be joining her once again at the Gallery on the 17th. A Q&A will follow the performance, and wine and cheese will be served.
The event also celebrates what would have been Martin’s 100th birthday as well as the release of the JazzArtz Fine Arts Editions from the catalog “The Jazz Album Covers 1946-1959.” A pledge of $40 or more provides for two tickets to this exclusive event at the Gallery, as well as a one-year KKJZ 88.1 FM membership. Tickets are available online at www.jazzandblues.org or by calling 310-478-5061.
Lost In Romance was released August 20th to widespread critical acclaim and airplay both across the country and internationally. A passionate ode to the music and romance of another era, Lost In Romance is also a tribute to not only the Great American Songbook, but Stanley’s friend and mentor, the late legendary world-class jazz pianist Paul Smith, whom she credits with launching her career as a singer.
Featuring 15 songs that trace the arc of romance, the idea behind the selections, said Stanley, “Is to create a storyline via the song list and integrate elements of my background as a ballroom dancer through rhythms, tempos and lyrical themes. Beginning with Irving Berlins’ classic “Change Partners” which sets the stage and ending with “The Last Dance” by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, almost every song on the album has a related dance rhythm and tempo for dancers.
Opened in 1998 by owner and founder Sam Milgrom, Mr. Musichead Gallery showcases collections of art and photography by and about the world’s leading Rock, Blues, Jazz and Hip Hop musicians. The Gallery is devoted to featuring a large and unique collection of fine art, photography, album cover art and poster art that chronicles American Music’s rich heritage.
Featured players on Lost In Romance include Kevin Axt, Gilbert Castellanos, Jim DeJulio, Bernie Dresel, Jeff Hamilton, Tamir Hendelman, Trey Henry, Paul Kreibich, Mike Lang, Llew Matthews, Bob McChesney, Thom Rotella and Bob Sheppard – all of whom perform in various configurations on the album in line with the artist’s belief that the songs would benefit from an ever-changing combination of different player’s interpretations. Lost In Romance was engineered by Tommy Vacari, mixed by 22-time Grammy Award-winner Al Schmitt and mastered by the legendary Grammy-winning Bernie Grundman. In fact, it was Grundman who suggested the 180gram/45RPM LP vinyl pressing which ensued at Pallas in Germany..
Lost In Romance is available via A.T. Music, LLC, in both Cd and 45-rpm LP versions through Amazon.com, CdBaby, iTunes and www.lynstanley.com. For more information about Lyn Stanley and her new album “Lost In Romance,” please visit www.lynstanley.com for recent critic’s reviews, liner notes and more.