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Lyle Mays

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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Albums

The Ludwigsburg Concert
The Ludwigsburg...
Swr Music
2016
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Solo Improvisations...
Atlantic Jazz
2000
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Fictionary
Atlantic Jazz
1993
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Street Dreams
Atlantic Jazz
1988
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Highland Aire
Atlantic Jazz
1986
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Interviews With Lyle...
Atlantic Jazz
1986
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Videos

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