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Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Born: November 27, 1953

Lyle Mays - keyboards

Anyone who has seen the Pat Metheny Group in concert knows how the brilliant keyboard artistry of Lyle Mays is integral to their sound. While Mays has made his mark in the jazz idiom, he counts Bartok, Stravinsky, Berg, and Ravel among his musical inspirations.

As a key collaborator with Metheny on their multi-Grammy ® winning albums and record-breaking Pat Metheny Group tours, Mays rarely finds the time to step out to feature his own solo work. When he does, as his “Solo “ Improvisations For Expanded Piano” illustrated, Mays stands out as one of the masters of the instrument. While he is capable of keyboard pyrotechnics, Lyle knows just when to ease back and rely on just a melody to create a lyrical ambience and emotional base....
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Music

Featured recording “Solo”

Solo

Warner Bros.
2000
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    Solo Improvisations For Expanded Piano

    Atlantic Jazz
    2000
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    Fictionary

    Atlantic Jazz
    1993
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    Street Dreams

    Atlantic Jazz
    1988
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    Lyle Mays

    Atlantic Jazz
    1986
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    Highland Aire

    Atlantic Jazz
    1986
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    Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat Metheny

    Atlantic Jazz
    1986
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