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Lyn Stanley: London Calling / MUSICZOOM review

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With this recording, the American singer Lyn Stanley arrived at the sixth recording, seventeen songs dedicated to the famous colleague Julie London, almost all of which she played in the thirty-one albums recorded during her career. The two exceptions are It's Impossible and I Heard It Through the Grapevine. The band that accompanies it changes from one song to another, all recorded with the utmost care so as to reach audiophiles, in all possible versions, from digital to LP. The pianists are Mike Garson, Christian Jacob, Chuck Berghofer and Michael Valerio on double bass, Paul Kreibich drums, Aaron Serfaly drums and percussion, John Chiodini on guitar and as co-producer, Luis Conte and Brad Dutz on percussion. The liner notes in the booklet are by Scott Yanow, which traces the history of songs, their interpreters, and of course also Julie London. Alongside the quartet performances is the Bye Bye Blackbird duo with bassist Chuck Berghofer, London also recorded him in a duo with bassist Don Bagley. As Time Goes By becomes a beautiful bossa nova, Summertime is recorded in two versions, one with the whole band full of blues, and the other in a duo with pianist Mike Garson. Light My Fire, made famous by Jim Morrison's Doors, was engraved by London in his latest album, from 1969, a very special version comes out, with the flamenco guitar by John Chiodini. Grand disco, by one of the best contemporary jazz singers.