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Lyn Stanley has some fun on 'London Calling' / glideMAGAZINE

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Self-made and DIY jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley has achieved enough success now through five best-selling albums to have some fun and for the first time pay tribute to another artist. As Stanley says in her notes, "I chose to honor, not mimic, jazz stylist Julie London, as many have noted our similar styles. Julie had a penchant for a relaxed, simple delivery, was not a fan of scatting, and embraced song lyrics more than notes. I appreciate that."  On London Calling – A Toast to Julie London, Stanley and her small combo created flexible arrangements for the songs and made changes to them during the live tracking of the album. Stanley was so pleased with the success of this live approach that she wants to continue it in future projects.