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RIP Lyle Mays (1953-2020)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ElectroVibe, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. ElectroVibe


    Mar 2, 2013
    Keyboardist for the Pat Metheny Group for decades. I was really a fan of him before the rest of the group from "The Search" on their American Garage album. It was the theme song to a PBS show called "Search for Solutions" which we used to watch in public school.
  2. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Aww man, way too soon.

    RIP Lyle.
  3. WillieB

    WillieB Battling Bass Guitar Bulimia since 1975 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
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  4. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Bummer. I've always enjoyed his collaborations with Pat. :(
  5. micguy


    May 17, 2011
  6. caasi91


    Sep 18, 2009
    SF Bay
    Lyle Mays passed away on Feb 10, 2020 according to the Pat Metheny website.

    Im pretty new into digesting jazz and the Pat Metheny Trio has to be one of the best musical acts to have been together.

    RIP Lyle and thanks for everything.
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  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Always enjoyed anything he was on.

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  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    The Pat Metheny Group (Metheny-Mays-Gottlieb-Egan) from the '70s...must hear 'em.
    Try "Jaco".

    The Pat Metheny Trio had no keys...(bass-drums-guitar). Their Trio-Live album is fantastic
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  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    ...always enjoyed Mr. Mays' musicianship.
  10. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
  11. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I love his playing and always thought he was a great pair with Metheny. Sad!!
    Fly on Lyle...………………………………………...
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  12. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Lyle from the get go had his own unique pallette of synth sounds that were always very warm and organic sounding. You knew it was Lyle in a couple seconds.
  13. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    His Oberheim is still one of my favorite synth sounds and unlike a lot others from that time period, aged well. The perfect foil for Metheny.
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  14. Indiedog


    Aug 23, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    So terribly sad.

    I first saw TPMG in 1978 and Lyle was just amazing.

    At 66...much too young.
    My heart goes out to his family and close friends.
  15. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I read about this on the AGF this morning, Very sad to learn about his passing.

    I met him in the early '80s after a PMG show at the Columbus Agora. Very nice guy and he was really happy to talk about the Synclavier that he had recently gotten.

    First time I saw him was with Joni Mitchell in 1979.

    R.I.P., Lyle.

    Edit: typo
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  16. ElectroVibe


    Mar 2, 2013
    Great observation.
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  17. jthisdell


    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Oh, my heart is so sad...
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  18. turcmic


    Jul 30, 2006
    Montreal, QC
    So sad. I saw on Instagram that he was working on a new CD.

    Close to home is a masterpiece.
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  19. Polfuste


    Sep 10, 2010
    South France
    RIP Mr Mays. :(
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