Lyle Mays

Lyle Mays - Solo (Improvisations For Expanded Piano) (2000) {Warner Bros.}

Lyle Mays - Solo (Improvisations For Expanded Piano) (2000) {Warner Bros.}
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Genre: jazz

Solo (Improvisations For Expanded Piano is the 2000 solo album by pianist Lyle Mays. Known for his work with Pat Metheny, the entire album is just him on a piano, nothing more. This was released by Warner Bros.
Unpertregroup - More... Dedicated To Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays (2011/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Unpertregroup - More… Dedicated To Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays (2011/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:09 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Sicilian trio Unpertregroup have released "more… Dedicated to Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays" for the Italian label AlfaMusic. After their first release (“Il canto della sirena”), the group has once again taken to the road of jazz-fusion mixed with sounds, colors and flavors of their native Sciacca in southern Sicily.
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) {ECM 1190}

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) {ECM 1190}
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Genre: Fusion

Like the echo of a grand landscape, Metheny and Mays create an atmospheric meditation on traveling across the great open expanse of America As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls. By turns introspective and hymn-like, soaring and transcendent, the music resonates with a rural spirit, to which the Brazilian percussion of Nana Vasconcelos brings a more universal feel. Both "It's For You" and the epic title track evoke sonic vistas that touch a nerve with their layered keyboards and guitars. "Ozark" is a dynamic track featuring piano propelled by gentle percussion, while "September Fifteenth" is a quiet and deeply moving dedication to pianist Bill Evans. "Estupenda Graca" is like a gentle prayer sung both as closure, and in anticipation of the travels to come.

Lyle Mays - Lyle Mays (1986) {Geffen}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 4, 2014
Lyle Mays - Lyle Mays (1986) {Geffen}

Lyle Mays - Lyle Mays (1986) {Geffen}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Lyle Mays waited a long, long time before straying from the Pat Metheny Group to issue his first solo album, but when he did, the results were at once removed but not totally untethered to the Metheny sound and feeling. On his own, Mays' synthesizer solos and textures are close in sound to what he was doing in the Metheny group, but the turns of phrases in his acoustic piano solos reflect the heavy shadow of Keith Jarrett.

Lyle Mays - Street Dreams (1988)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 27, 2012
Lyle Mays - Street Dreams (1988)

Lyle Mays - Street Dreams (1988)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Lyle Mays' second solo album ventures even further afield than his acclaimed first record, into areas not associated with Mays nor his employer Pat Metheny. This time, the personnel list is far more varied, with several guest luminaries from the world of jazz-rock, as well as a big band and full chamber orchestra on some selections. Again, the main thrust of the album is bound up in a lengthy suite with new age atmospheric elements, juxtaposing fleet Brazilian grooves with a chamber orchestra, voluble Mays piano solos, and electronic interpolations by Mays and Frisell reminiscent of early classical electronic music.

Lyle Mays / Marc Johnson / Jack DeJohnette - Fictionary (1993)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 27, 2012
Lyle Mays / Marc Johnson / Jack DeJohnette - Fictionary (1993)

Lyle Mays / Marc Johnson / Jack DeJohnette - Fictionary (1993)
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Genre: Jazz

Lyle Mays, who came to fame for his electric collaborations with Pat Metheny, surprised many with this superior outing in an acoustic trio setting. On the liner jacket Mays thanks Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, and Paul Bley for their inspiration. If one adds in Chick Corea and especially Bill Evans, that should give listeners an idea of what to expect. However, to his credit (and with the assistance of bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Jack Dejohnette) Mays avoids performing overly played standards and sticks mostly to originals (including two free improvisations). There is no coasting on this excellent set.
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls - 1981 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls - 1981
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1981 / Genre: Jazz - Fusion / ECM - DE

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls is a collaborative album by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, released in 1981. The title makes reference to Wichita, Kansas and Wichita Falls, Texas. The title tune clocks in at just under 21 minutes. It is one of the only albums where Metheny not only acts as both the lead and accompanying guitarist but also the bassist, as each track uses fair amounts of overdubbing. The track "September Fifteenth" is in reference to September 15, 1980, the day the American jazz pianist Bill Evans died. Metheny and Mays cite Evans as a main influence.
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
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1981 | Genre: Jazz fusion | Label: ECM | 11190 | US pressing
Rated 4 out of 5 star by AllMusic Guide
Peaked #1 on Billboard Jazz Albums chart 1981

The regrettable title aside, this joint solo effort by Metheny and regular pianist and collaborator Lyle Mays is an impressive outing. In the process of stretching out away from the confines of the quartet setting of prior albums, Metheny and Mays presage the sleeker and more ethereal sound of the band's Geffen years on portions of the title track.
(Stephen Cook - AllMusic Guide)

Lyle Mays - Solo, Improvisations For Expanded Piano (2000)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at Jan. 15, 2010
Lyle Mays - Solo, Improvisations For Expanded Piano (2000)

Lyle Mays - Solo, Improvisations For Expanded Piano
Jazz | 2000 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 116 MB | Time 48:38 | Covers

Highlights on Solo Improvisations include the dark and tenebrous "This Moment," and the gorgeous, poignant ballad "Let Me Count the Ways." Originally improvising from beginning to end (with the exception of two pieces), Mays was able to digitally record the results, later changing certain notes to represent strings and other synthesized sounds. The outcome is a beautiful, entrancing album that runs the musical gamut from sharp and dissonant to lush and romantic.
Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band - The Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays (CD Rip)

Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band - The Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays CD
MAMA Records USA
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Genre - Big Band Jazz | 1994 |

The finest compositions of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays sublime transformed into Big Band Jazz!