Lyle Mays' style was difficult to describe, more atmospheric (with plenty of unique colors) than swinging and an invaluable part of the sound of the Pat Metheny Group.

Mays played and composed for the North Texas State University Lab Band in the mid-'70s. He met Metheny in 1975, toured with Woody Herman's Orchestra (1975-1976), and then joined Metheny's band, continuing to play with the guitarist's group. Mays, who was also an excellent acoustic pianist, recorded several albums as a leader for Geffen, including the excellent work Fictionary in 1992 and Solo in 2000. Lyle Mays died on February 10, 2020, after a long illness. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi

TEDxCaltech - Lyle Mays and Friends
Lyle Mays & Bob Rice at Fullerton College
Lyle Mays - Close to Home (live)
Lyle Mays with Michael Sagmeister, Dave Samuels, Steve Rodby and Will Kennedy 1992
Lyle Mays - Behind the Scenes
Lyle Mays - 05 - Stella By Starlight
Lyle Mays: Chords Of 5ths
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