Lyle Mays on discovering a musical high point, forming a band and more…
In late 2015, the label SWR Jazzhaus released a live Lyle Mays concert recording taken from 1993. Recorded while on tour for his “Fictionary” release, the band consisted of Mays on Piano, bassist Marc Johnson, saxophonist Bob Sheppard and drummer Mark Walker. And although this concert was recorded as part of the German Ludwigsburger Festival, it never saw the light of the day until last year – 22 years after the fact.
Mays forgot the performance was ever recorded so when the the label sent him the tracks to review, it blew his mind. On this Jazz Online Podcast Interview, listen to Lyle Mays tell the tale of this satisfying album and much more.
Lyle Mays Quartet – The Ludwigsburg Concert