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Lyle Mays

p, syn, *1953 US, Wausaukee, Wisconsin
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz

Lyle Mays (born November 27, 1953) is an American jazz pianist from Wausaukee, Wisconsin. He is best known for his work with guitarist Pat Metheny as a member of the Pat Metheny Group, in which he collaborates with Metheny in composition and provides arrangements, orchestration and - most remarkably - the complex harmonic and metric backbone of the group's musical signature.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Keyboards
  • Organ
  • Trumpet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
It's For You on As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
September Fifteenth on As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls on As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Bill Evans on Fictionary by Lyle Mays
Ozark on As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Close to Home on Lyle Mays by Lyle Mays
Highland Aire on Lyle Mays by Lyle Mays
Estupenda Graca on As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Mirror of the Heart on Lyle Mays by Lyle Mays
Slink on Lyle Mays by Lyle Mays

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Solo (Improvisations For Expanded Piano)Lyle Mays2000Album
Moses The LawgiverBen Kingsley, Lyle Mays1993Album
FictionaryLyle Mays with Marc Johnson and Jack DeJohnette1993Album
East Of The Sun, West Of The MoonMax Von Sydow, Lyle Mays1991Album
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, The Tale Of Mr. Jeremy Fisher & The Tale Of Two Bad MiceBeatrix Potter, Meryl Streep, Lyle Mays, Art Lande1988Album
Feet FirstLyle Mays1988Single
Street DreamsLyle Mays1988Album
Lyle MaysLyle Mays1986Album
Synth Sketch For "Varying Length"Lyle Mays / David Frederick1986Single
Interviews With Lyle Mays And Pat MethenyLyle Mays / Pat Metheny1986Album
Highland AireLyle Mays1986Album
ECM PresentsPat Metheny Group, Keith Jarrett, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Lyle Mays1984Album
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsPat Metheny & Lyle Mays1981Album
It's For You (Edit)Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays1981Single
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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