'A Toast to Julie London' reveals Lyn Stanley's evolution as an artist, interpreter, producer, and audiophile / All About Jazz
The release of Lyn Stanley's London Calling: A Toast to Julie London opens Schrödinger's music box to reveal the present creative stage in Stanley's evolution as an artist, interpreter, producer, and audiophile advocate. Her sixth release, London Calling reveals a carefully crafted, finely considered process. Her focus has been refined to addressing the recorded oeuvre of a single artist, Nancy Gayle Peck, AKA, Julie London (1926-2000). London's singing and acting career lasted 40 years, making songs like "Cry Me a River" her very own. London's choice as the object of a tribute recording is a refined one, reflecting Stanley's continual logistic for producing high-quality work. Also refined is her arrangement approach where her supporting musicians began with simple head arrangements, developing their final product while recording live in the studio. Organic and honest, this method makes for a genuine and tangible recorded product.