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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by FusionRock, Feb 10, 2020.
RIP...one underrated badass
This hits hard. From PMG (Self-title) to The Way Up... Gah, he was peerless. There will only be one Lyle Mays.
How fortunate it is to have such gifted and immensely talented artists in our world.
Lyle, you'll always be in our hearts. Healing and peace brother. Your beautiful music is eternal.
Very sad ....
Incredible musician, sad news.
Brilliant musician...have always enjoyed his music and contribution to the art.
So sad and unexpected... adieu Lyle Mays.
What a fabulous musician the world has lost. His voice on keys was as identifiable as Pat Metheny's was on guitar.
Tragic news. Longtime fan here.
I was lucky to see him with Pat and the band at Poplar Creek on the Still Life (Talking) Tour. Paul Wertico had a bunch of family in the audience, being from Elgin.
Lyle was on another level (as, obviously, was Pat). It was a summer night with a full moon on the rise. Magical...
That’s how I will remember him.
You can catch a glimpse of Lyle playing guitar on the DVD of Speaking of Now album on the tune On Her Way, a transcription of which would give most accomplished guitarists fits.
Aww man, this is such sad news! Great player, really nice cat too.
I agree with Leon C - Lyle's 'sound' was as recognizable and unique as Pat Metheney's!
RIP Lyle Mays - gone but never forgotten.
Thanks, Dana O.
Bill Evans was one of the judges at Lyle Mays' final jury at N. Texas State, and while the other judges were busy scribbling in numbers on Lyle's score sheet, Evans just wrote, "Be seeing you around", and left. I can't think of a much higher compliment.
We have lost a giant. : (
Lyle's solo on San Lorenzo from Travels is spectacular.
(Lyle starts around 4:40)
His playing moved my heart and soul. What more can a musician sincerely hope to accomplish? Thanks for the gift of your heart and music Brother Lyle.
One of a handful of shows I saw with my father was Pat Metheny Group, outdoors somewhere in Connecticut in 1992 or '93. The mutual-admiration and virtuosity shared by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays came through the music, and I just remember feeling this kind of ecstatic energy, so uplifting and beautiful. RIP Mr. Mays.
Truly an inspiration through his work on keyboards, both with Pat Metheny and as a solo artist... have several of his solo cds and they are wonderful, although one of my all-time favorites is "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls", an amazing record of Pat and Lyle...
Absolutely loved him in the band with Jaco and Pat and Don and Michael when they backed Joni Mitchell on "Shadows and Light"...
Thanks for all the marvelous noise for all those years, Lyle...