Street Dreams

Street Dreams

by Lyle Mays
     
 

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Lyle Mays' second solo album ventures even further afield than his acclaimed first record, into areas not associated with Mays nor his employer Pat Metheny. This time, the personnel list is far more varied, with several guest luminaries from the world of jazz-rock, as well as a big band and full chamber orchestra on some selections. Again, the main thrust of the album

Overview

Lyle Mays' second solo album ventures even further afield than his acclaimed first record, into areas not associated with Mays nor his employer Pat Metheny. This time, the personnel list is far more varied, with several guest luminaries from the world of jazz-rock, as well as a big band and full chamber orchestra on some selections. Again, the main thrust of the album is bound up in a lengthy suite with new age atmospheric elements, juxtaposing fleet Brazilian grooves with a chamber orchestra, voluble Mays piano solos, and electronic interpolations by Mays and Frisell reminiscent of early classical electronic music. The solo "Chorinho" is a running classical exercise on electric keyboards, almost a contemporary Bachianas Brasileiras (to borrow Villa-Lobos' term) and a considerable feat of invention. The biggest surprise of all may well be "Possible Straight," a brief, straight-ahead piece of big band hard bop, and "Before You Can Go" seems to be the token emulation of the Metheny groove. There's a lot of inventive, mostly easygoing music here, though if one must choose, the level is not as consistently high as on Mays' first album.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/1998
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624724926
catalogNumber:
47249

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lyle Mays   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Peter Erskine   Cymbals,Drums
Marc Johnson   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Bob Malach   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Mintzer   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Glen Velez   Percussion
David Taylor   Bass Trombone
Martin Agee   Violin
Dave Bargeron   Trombone
Willie Blount   Bass Clarinet
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Bill Frisell   Guitar
Laurie Frink   Trumpet
Steve Gadd   Cymbals,Drums
Chris Gekker   Trumpet
Josh Gordon   Cello
Richard Locker   Cello
Bob Millikan   Flute,Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Paul Peabody   Violin
Vicki Randle   Percussion,Vocals,Vocoder
Marilyn Reynolds   Violin
Steve Rodby   Electric Bass,Conductor
Laura Seaton   Violin
Chris Seiter   Trombone
Chris Sieter   Trombone
Mineko Yajima   Violin
Masako Yanagita   Violin
Yari Bond   Cello
Aloysia Friedmann   Violin
Erica Kieswetter   Violin
Steve Radby   Electric Bass
Louise Schulman   Violin,Leader,Viola
Stephen Taylor   English Horn
Mitsuru Tsubota   Violin
Robin Bushman   Violin
Mayuki Fukuhara   Violin,Concert Master
Rozlyne Clarke   Cello
Elizabeth Mann   Flute
Stephanie Fricker   Viola
William Blowns   Bass Clarinet
Erich Kory   Cello
Lutz Rath   Cello
Eriko Sato   Violin
Jonathan Spitz   Cello
Astrid Schween   Cello
Jennie Hansen   Viola
Darc Bargeron   Trombone
Dave Bergeron   Trombone
Emilia Barros   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Spoken Word
Steve Jordan   Drums
Robert Shaw   Violin
Ron Lawrence   Viola

Technical Credits

Pat Metheny   Executive Producer
Rob Eaton   Engineer
Jeff Hendrickson   Engineer
Lyle Mays   Arranger,Producer
Steve Rodby   Producer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Steven Cantor   Producer

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