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Paul Lytton

perc, dr, *1947 GB, London
Musician of Jazz

Paul Lytton (born 8 March 1947, London) is an English free jazz percussionist.Lytton began on drums at age 16. He played jazz in London in the late 1960s while taking lessons on the tabla from P.R. Desai. In 1969 he began experimenting with free improvisational music, working in a duo with saxophonist Evan Parker. After adding bassist Barry Guy, the ensemble became the Evan Parker Trio. He and Parker continued to work together into the 2000s; more recent releases include trio releases with Marilyn Crispell in 1996 (Natives and Aliens) and 1999 (After Appleby).

  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Cymbals
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Lytton Perdu on Collective Calls by Evan Parker & Paul Lytton
Peradam on Collective Calls by Evan Parker & Paul Lytton
Shaker on Collective Calls by Evan Parker & Paul Lytton
Cat's Flux on Collective Calls by Evan Parker & Paul Lytton
Some Mother Blues on Collective Calls by Evan Parker & Paul Lytton
Agreement on Portrait by Barry Guy
Left of the Neo-Left on Collective Calls by Evan Parker & Paul Lytton
What's Left Of The Neo-Left on Collective Calls by Evan Parker & Paul Lytton
The Dissent, That Began with the Quakers?… on Collective Calls [Jubilee] by Evan Parker & Paul Lytton
The Re(de)fining Of Methods And Means on Some Other Season by Philipp Wachsmann & Paul Lytton

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Imagined TimePhilipp Wachsmann, Paul Lytton2016Album
Deep MemoryBarry Guy – Marilyn Crispell – Paul Lytton2016Album
"?" "!"Paul Lytton2015Album
Nahezu NichtNicola Hein & Paul Lytton2015Album
Nine Ways To Read A BridgeKen Vandermark Duos W/ Agustí Fernandez - Christof Kurzmann - Joe McPhee - Joe Morris Trios W/ Paul Lytton - Nate Wooley - Eddie Prévost - John Tilbury2014Album
Live In AntwerpSpring Heel Jack With Pat Thomas / Alex Ward / Paul Lytton2014Album
NachtigallJoachim Badenhorst / John Butcher / Paul Lytton2013Album
Six Feet UnderNate Wooley, Christian Weber, Paul Lytton2012Album
The NowsPaul Lytton ˄ Nate Wooley + Ikue Mori & Ken Vandermark2012Album
Creak Above 33Nate Wooley / Paul Lytton2010Album
AsynchronousFred Van Hove, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Paul Lytton2009Album
Seven Storey MountainNate Wooley . Paul Lytton . David Grubbs2009Album
UntitledPaul Lytton & Nate Wooley2008Album
Phases Of The NightBarry Guy - Marilyn Crispell - Paul Lytton2008Album
ToposAgustí Fernandez • Evan Parker • Barry Guy • Paul Lytton2007Album
CINCCinc - Paul Lytton / Ken Vandermark / Philipp Wachsmann2006Album
In Your Shell LikePaul Dunmall with Paul Lytton & Stevie Wishart2005Album
Free Zone Appleby 2004Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton, Philipp Wachsmann, Joel Ryan2005Album
America 2003Evan Parker / Alexander von Schlippenbach / Paul Lytton2004Album
Terra IncognitaPaul Lytton / Jeffrey Morgan2004Album
IthacaBarry Guy / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton2004Album
OdysseyBarry Guy / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton2001Album
Vanishing PicturesDirk Wachtelaer / Paul Lytton / Luk Mishalle / Michael Weilacher / Gerrit Valckenaers / DJ Grazzhoppa2001Album
English SuitesPaul Lytton / Ken Vandermark2000Album
Some Other SeasonPhilipp Wachsmann / Paul Lytton1999Album
Waterloo 1985Evan Parker With Paul Lytton, Paul Rutherford & Hans Schneider1999Album
Wo Der Kopf SitztBerliner Begegnung : Wolfgang Fuchs / Fred Van Hove / Paul Lytton1987Album
EllispontosPaul Lytton, Hans Schneider, Floros Floridis, Philipp Wachsmann1986Album
Hook, Drift & ShuffleEvan Parker With George Lewis, Barry Guy & Paul Lytton1985Album
Άδωνις 21.10.1983Paul Lytton, Hans Schneider - Floros Floridis, Bernd Moschner1984Album
Death Is Our Eternal FriendToshinori Kondo, Paul Lovens, Paul Lytton1983Album
PISA 1980: Improvisors' SymposiumMaarten Altena / Derek Bailey / Barry Guy / George Lewis / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Evan Parker / Paul Rutherford / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Philipp Wachsmann1981Album
Circadian RhythmPaul Burwell / Hugh Davies / Max Eastley / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Annabel Nicolson / Evan Parker / David Toop1980Album
The Inclined StickPaul Lytton1979Album
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