Lyle Mays (1953-2020) – R.I.P.

Lyle Mays left us on February 10, 2020. He was a true magician of the keys and a very honest artist. He shunned empty musical acrobatics. A piano virtuoso, Lyle Mays avoided exploiting his technique, opting instead for meaningful storytelling. A real genius.

Rest in peace. /LJL

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981)
Lyle Mays (1986)
Street Dreams (1988)
Live at Jazz In Concert (1992)
Live in Buenos Aires (1992)
Fictionary (1993)
Lyle Mays Quartet Live in Montreal (1993)
The Ludwigsburg Concert (1993)
Solo: Improvisations For Extended Piano (2000)


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  2. Nick
    February 14, 2020

    Thank you for the uploads and for keeping the blog alive ❤️

  3. anders h
    February 13, 2020

    Very sad. A real genius!!!

  4. John
    February 13, 2020

    Thank you Lyle Mays for all the dreams you gave us

  5. pippopapuz
    February 12, 2020

    Ho scoperto da poco questo blog, purtroppo per la commemorazione del grande Lyle Mays,
    ti faccio i miei complimenti per questo lavoro fantastico che stai facendo.
    E uno scrigno delle meraviglie per tutti gli appassionati di questo genere.
    concerti sentiti e concerti sognati……
    Grazie di cuore.

  6. Santyjazz
    February 12, 2020

    Great lost, we’ll miss him a lot…


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