Apr 162022

very generously, lyle mays has a bootlegs page on his website,  so a tip o’ the hat to the bold lyle mays!  (he also has a store, just saying)  that page includes this show, but this version is from an fm broadcast, not mr. mays website.  it’s a great recording of a super pianist, but (as often) i enjoy having more than just piano-bass-drums.  and this show also featured tiger okoshi, billy drewes and joe lovano, so i get my wishes — and how!  maybe that’s why this is my favorite of the three shows with tiger okoshi up here, counting this one.  i could go on, but will stop here!

lyle mays sextet
willow jazz club
somerville, mass. u.s.a.
may 29, 1982 (1st set)

lyle mays: keyboards
tiger okoshi: trumpet
billy drewes: alto and soprano sax
joe lovano: tenor sax
marc johnson: bass
michael dipasqua: drums

1: burnt edges 9:05
2: wordly attutude 8:06
3: band and song introductions 1:15
4: tuduso 13:57
5: mars (tape flip after song ends, spliced) 13:57
6: s’okay 15:53
7: radio announcer closing credits 1:39

runtime: 63:53

live fm broadcast (not pre-recorded)

88.9 wers fm radio (emerson college) >
sansui 8 reciever with wire antenna >
unknown average quality cassette deck (dolby off) >
maxell xli 90 min. master cassette (normal bias) >
played on nak. 300 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb’s aligned) > torrentially yours.

a this and that and those and these
masters of jazz production.
do not sell this recording.
share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

the broadcast cut into the 1st song.
not sure how much of it is missing,
or if this show has been posted before.
first posted from this fm master tape
in july of 2011.
more from big names in small places.

updated info file april-2022: rearranged details. corrected spelling of billy drewes’ name.

sample: t06 s’okay 256k.mp3
download: LyleMays_1982-05-29_Willow_SomervilleMA.zip

cover: a modified version of the cover to jazz forum magazine (96 edycja polska), from lylemays.com, used without permission