My Shining Hour
This is a coterie of songs with specific meaning. A CD that is thematic in content. Lin, was a former InnerCity recording Artist that performed with an advant garde group called Solar Plexus. Her expertise was the use of electronics with the voice to enhance her soloing skills and musicianship. While in this group. She was expected to solo like a horn, as there were no lyrics and the compositions were all original and in odd and mixed meter. In this her latest effort, Lin turns to wonderful standards not usually heard and sings them in her own original and commanding style. There are bebop influences ala Charlie Parker, as well as Brazilian genre. She handles her ballads with sultry aplomb and originality. The arrangements are catered to her soft whispy, yet warm seductive sound. She employs the use of electronics to create texture in her voice. She possesses excellant scatting abilities present in her ballads as well as her uptempo selections. There is a Duke Ellington tribute dedicated to Lin's father and a wonderfus new version of Russ Freeman's tune, 'The Wind', which Lin does, but with a musical twist. She sings it in a 5/4 meter with a bossa feel for style. Lin is no novice when it comes to the recording studio environment. She recorded four other LPs with Solar Plexus and produced two additional sessions on her own. Lin was also active in the voice-over world. She has done commercials, and jingles in the world of TV and Radio.