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A Tribute to Lyle Mays 1953-2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq1itZDPC0M ^

Posted on 02/11/2020 9:22:14 PM PST by dfwgator

As those of you here may know, The Pat Metheny Group has been a big part of my music listening life for over 40 years now.

So when I heard the news this morning that he had passed on, to say I was devastated by the news, would be an understatement.

What he and Pat Metheny created together over the years was pure magic and cannot be duplicated. Pat has played with other Pianists, but it's just not the same.

See you "On the Way Up!" Lyle.


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1 posted on 02/11/2020 9:22:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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Love the 1, 2, 3 punch of Lyle’s piano opening “Here to Stay.”


2 posted on 02/11/2020 9:24:59 PM PST by Nellie Wilkerson
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Rest in peace, Lyle.

I know him from Joni Mitchell’s SHADOWS AND LIGHT tour DVD (which had Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker, and Don Alias as well).


3 posted on 02/11/2020 9:26:13 PM PST by avenir
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Are You Going With Me?
4 posted on 02/11/2020 9:32:44 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: dfwgator

RIP Lyle, you guys were great.


5 posted on 02/11/2020 9:33:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: avenir

Wonderful tour.


6 posted on 02/11/2020 9:38:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dfwgator

Thank you for letting us know and for the youtube. Pleasant sounds and memories I had lost, but will now revisit.


7 posted on 02/11/2020 9:38:32 PM PST by cephalopod (I am a Viking of some note, Knut's my name and here I float.)
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To: dfwgator

Love the 1, 2, 3 punch of Lyle’s piano opening “Here to Stay.”

RIP, Lyle.


8 posted on 02/11/2020 9:39:53 PM PST by Nellie Wilkerson
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To: Steely Tom

Hard to find good samples on YouTube, but here are some of my personal favorites:

The Awakening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCLMkIhOW1s

September 15th (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA3lSTDPPuE

Phase Dance (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zF8EMETIFQ

Ozark (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIzNXWy8o1o


9 posted on 02/11/2020 9:45:18 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Must admit, I knew nothing about The Pat Metheny Group until hearing their music for the first time through the early days of The Weather Channel...


10 posted on 02/11/2020 9:45:49 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken)
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To: dfwgator

RIP Lyle.


11 posted on 02/11/2020 9:48:30 PM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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Yes, they are remarkably good.

I saw Pat Metheny play back in 1973, when he was still a teenager. He did a concert with vibraphonist Gary Burton in Utica New York; I was at that time a senior in high school.

Lyle Mays wasn’t with him yet. Mr. Burton had discovered Pat Metheny in Florida, and had arranged for him to attend the Berkelee College of Music as his protege.


12 posted on 02/11/2020 9:51:15 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: dfwgator

Yes, Pat and Lyle worked well together. Sad that Lyle died so young.


13 posted on 02/11/2020 9:52:19 PM PST by plain talk
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Damn. First Neil Peart, now Lyle Mays. We’re losing the great ones.

One of my faves is “As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls.”

Here is a track from that album https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mIaU94SXj9Y


14 posted on 02/11/2020 10:00:33 PM PST by Disambiguator ("Progressives" want government in action. Conservatives want government inaction.)
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To: Steely Tom

Yes, I have the “Passengers” album that Pat did with Gary.


15 posted on 02/11/2020 10:17:55 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Damn that’s sad news. I guess we’re going to have a lot of this now. I don’t remember when I found PMG, I’m just glad I did. Mays’ pieces apart from the group are also wonderful, some haunting.

I’ll dig out what I have and fill in more from the ether.


16 posted on 02/11/2020 10:40:20 PM PST by CaptainPhilFan
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Lyle’s playing made up a great deal of the PMG sound back at that time, in their prime.

https://vimeo.com/28694834


17 posted on 02/11/2020 10:45:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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This Is Not America
18 posted on 02/11/2020 10:51:09 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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Damn.

R.I.P.

19 posted on 02/11/2020 11:41:12 PM PST by TChad (The MSM, having nuked its own credibility, is now bombing the rubble.)
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4 l8er

FMCDH(BITS)

20 posted on 02/12/2020 7:26:40 AM PST by nothingnew
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