Julie Lyon – Moonflower (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:20 minutes | 948 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Unseen Rain
Julie Lyon is at the top of her game as a jazz singer. Her new album, MOONFLOWER, follow-up to the critically acclaimed JULIE, features original songs and compositions and is in many ways her first solo album. Though accompanied by her band, the focus is not only on Ms. Lyon’s considerable vocal talents but also on her role as lyricist and songwriter. The seeds of MOONFLOWER were sown when Julie began to write lyrics to some of composer Jack DeSalvo’s music. It became obvious that recording this music would be the vocalist’s next project and music by Julie Lyon along with additional collaborations with Tom Cabrera and Betsy Serafin create a tapestry of sophisticated listening experiences with music touching new jazz, folk and world music but always rooted in Julie’s sense of swing and the blues. The title song MOONFLOWER is written by multi-instrumentalist/composer Matt Lavelle.
Ms. Lyon shows that the she knows exactly what she is doing here and executes all of her songs exquisitely. She’s the real deal in her element here with a voice that is like a nice chianti – Smooth, subtle, complex, and a little playful. When she is singing, what you hear is not only the lyrics, but a visceral love of singing that shines through her instrument, very refreshing and appealing.”
– Jonathan Shade, Night Life Exchange
01 – Having Found
02 – It’s Raining Again
03 – Pramantha
04 – Hey There Baby
05 – You Are The One
06 – Nuvyu
07 – Moonflower
08 – Chasing a Dream
09 – Eternity
10 – Prelude
11 – Soul Dance
Produced by by Jim DeSalvo. Recorded at Urban Sound by Todd Urban.
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at Beanstudio by Jim DeSalvo.
Julie Lyon – vocals
Matt Lavelle – trumpet, alto clarinet
Jack DeSalvo – guitar, mandola
Todd Urban – double bass
Tom Cabrera – drums, cymbals, percussion