LYLE MAYS

Post-Fusion Contemporary / Post Bop • United States
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Lyle David Mays (November 27, 1953 - February 10, 2020) was an American jazz pianist and composer best known as a member of the Pat Metheny Group. Metheny and Mays composed and arranged nearly all of the group's music, for which Mays has won eleven Grammy Awards.

While growing up, Mays had four main interests: chess, mathematics, architecture, and music. His parents were musically inclined – his mother was a pianist, his father was a guitarist – and he was able to study the piano with the help of instructor Rose Barron. She allowed Mays the opportunity to practice improvisation after the structured elements of the lesson were completed. At age 9 he played organ at a family member's wedding, and at age 14 he began to play organ in church. In summer camp he was introduced to important jazz artists.

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LYLE MAYS Lyle Mays album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Lyle Mays
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1986
LYLE MAYS Street Dreams album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Street Dreams
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1988
LYLE MAYS Lyle Mays with Marc Johnson and Jack DeJohnette ‎: Fictionary album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Lyle Mays with Marc Johnson and Jack DeJohnette ‎: Fictionary
Post Bop 1993
LYLE MAYS Solo Improvisations for Expanded Piano album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Solo Improvisations for Expanded Piano
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2000

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LYLE MAYS Lyle Mays Quartet ‎: The Ludwigsburg Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lyle Mays Quartet ‎: The Ludwigsburg Concert
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2015
LYLE MAYS Live at E.J's, Atlanta 1981 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at E.J's, Atlanta 1981
Post Bop 2020

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LYLE MAYS Lyle Mays / Pat Metheny ‎: Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat Metheny album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lyle Mays / Pat Metheny ‎: Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat Metheny
Fusion 1986

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