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Unbelievable album!!

Crazy no one has written about this album. This is as good as it gets with the Pat Metheny group. Lyle Mays is the backbone of this group. This is one of the best jazz albums of all time.

Great record

I've listened to this dozens and dozens of times, A journey ever time.
would love to hear something new from Lyle


This is a classic. I bought the album when it first came out and needless to say I wore the groves off. I had forgotten this album. Now that I have it digitally it brings back memories of beautiful music Lyle Mays composed and played.


Born: November 27, 1953 in Wausaukee, WI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Lyle Mays' style is difficult to describe, more atmospheric (with plenty of unique colors) than swinging and an invaluable part of the sound of the Pat Metheny Group. Mays played and composed for the North Texas State University Lab Band in the mid-'70s. He met Metheny in 1975, toured with Woody Herman's Orchestra (1975-1976), and then joined Metheny's band, continuing to play with the guitarist's group. Lyle Mays (who is also an excellent...
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