JIMMY LYONS

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Jimmy Lyons (December 1, 1931 – May 19, 1986) was an alto saxophone player. He is best known for his long tenure in the Cecil Taylor Unit.

He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and brought up firstly there for his first 9 years, before his mother moved the family to Harlem and then the Bronx. He obtained his first saxophone in the mid-1940s and had lessons from Buster Bailey. After high school, Lyons was drafted into the United States Army and spent 21 months on infantry duty in Korea, before spending around a year playing in army bands. On discharge, he attended New York University. By the end of the 1950s he was supporting his interest in music with day jobs in the Postal Service. In 1961 he followed Archie Shepp into the saxophone role in the Cecil Taylor Unit. His post-Parker sound and strong melodic sense became a
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JIMMY LYONS Other Afternoons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Other Afternoons
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
JIMMY LYONS Wee Sneezawee album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Wee Sneezawee
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
JIMMY LYONS Give It Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Give It Up
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985

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JIMMY LYONS Push Pull album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Push Pull
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
JIMMY LYONS Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray Trio ‎: Jump Up - What To Do About album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray Trio ‎: Jump Up - What To Do About
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
JIMMY LYONS Riffs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Riffs
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
JIMMY LYONS Jimmy Lyons / Andrew Cyrille : Something In Return album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jimmy Lyons / Andrew Cyrille : Something In Return
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
JIMMY LYONS Burnt Offering (with Andrew Cyrille) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Burnt Offering (with Andrew Cyrille)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
JIMMY LYONS The Box Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Box Set
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003

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JIMMY LYONS The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014

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