|Genres:||Children's Music Drama Movies Jazz|
|Tags:||jazz piano jazz piano instrumental keyboards lyle mays|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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27 November 1953, Wausaukie, Wisconsin, USA. The varied keyboard talents of Mays are regularly heard together with Pat Metheny. They met in 1975, and forged a musical partnership over a quarter of a century that is built upon respect and admiration for each others work. While it was Metheny who rightly took the limelight, the integral backbone of his music has much to do with Mays fluid keyboard playing, thoughtful arrangements and superb composing ability. In addition to sharing the credits on As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls, he has played on virtually all of Methenys impressive catalogue to date. He also contributed to Eberhard Webers Later That Evening and has released several critically acclaimed solo albums. The Alaskan Suite, in particular, shows the vast range of capabilities from this dedicated, underrated and unassuming musician.