Lyn Stanley tributes seductive siren; Julie London / Jazz Weekly
Julie London, who not only was a seductive chanteuse for the bachelor pad set, but an impressive actress on shows like Emergency. While London was best known for her come hither and subdued bedroom eyes of a voice, Stanley is more girl-next-door homespun, still dressing the part on the liner notes but with more of a smile then a pout. It's reflected on the song selection and portrayal of London-associated themes, as the cast of John Chiodini/g, Mike Garson-Christian Jacob/p, Chuck Berghofer-Michael Valerio/b, Paul Kreibich-Aaron Serfaty/dr and Luis Conte-Brad Dutz/perc let Stanley get coy on the upbeat "Goody Goody," and peppy for "Call Me Irresponsible." She delivers two contrasting takes of "Summertime," one a stark aria with piano and the other a bluesy band take featuring Chiodini's sighing strings. She's clear and clever on a swinging "Go Slow/Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" and gorgeously subdued with bass on a bluesy "Blue Moon."