Lyle Mays

Lyle Mays

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lyle Mays (born November 27, 1953) is an American jazz pianist and composer from Wausaukee, Wisconsin. He is best known for his work with guitarist Pat Metheny as a member of the Pat Metheny Group. Along with Metheny, Mays has been a co-composer and arranger of almost all of the group's music and has won eleven Grammy Awards. Of his four dominant childhood interests - chess, mathematics, architecture (building with LEGO bricks as a child) and music - the last was developed as his area of focus. Being the son of musically interested parents - his mother played the piano in church, his father played guitar by ear - he was allowed to explore the piano with the help of instructor Rose Barron. She was open to letting Mays (who had perfect pitch) improvise after the formal lesson. At age 9 he played organ at a family member's wedding, and at age 14 he began to play organ for his family's church.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134992771
  • 9786134992770