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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. Read moreRead more


The Most Intriguing Performance in Jazz 2011

Jazz, Math, Tech & Lyle Mays

One of the most intriguing events in jazz this year that went largely unnoticed was something that I accidentally stumbled upon.   Read moreRead more


It’s A Small World After All: Lyle Mays and Spectrasonics

Last week, my old high school music buddy Jon Shapiro sent me a video clip of Lyle Mays and Alex Acuna playing together live in the studio using new synth technology from a Los Angeles based company called Spectrasonics. This session was not news to me because Lyle had told me about it when I interviewed him for a podcast series a while back. Read moreRead more