Lyle Mays has passed away


Sad news:

https://bestclassicbands.com/lyle-mays-obituary-pat-metheny-group-2-11-20/

"As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" is one of my favorite jazz albums.
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A great keyboard ace.  R.I.P.
Lyle was the perfect counterpoint to Pat. RIP Lyle
Mr. Mays, and the Pat Metheny Group, was a significant and profound element of the soundtrack of my life. 

Another enormous talent gone way too soon.
Saddened to read this.

Saw him along w/Metheny et al at the McCarter Theater in Princeton as part of their tour supporting “As Falls Witchita, So Falls Witchita Falls”.

A magical show and Lyle’s keyboards were a big part of it.  Felt like if you went in there with a cold, you woulda come out healed.


It is sad.  It was called the Pat Metheny Group but Lyle was a very large part of its sound.