Bobby Lyle - The Journey (1990)

Posted By: mojabe

Bobby Lyle - The Journey (1990) | EAC LAME CBR 320 kbps | mp3 | 127 mb

One of the top jazz albums of 1990, dedicated to all avaxhome jazz buffs.

Bobby Lyle was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and started studying piano at age six when his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. After moving to Los Angeles in 1974, he began a nine-month tour with Sly and the Family Stone, and later a stint with the Ronnie Laws Band. This led to a meeting with Wayne Henderson of the Jazz Crusaders who took him to Capitol Records for his first solo recording deal in 1977. After three albums, Lyle returned to the touring circuit, hitting the road in 1981 with George Benson. He followed this with extensive tours with Bette Midler, Al Jarreau and Anita Baker (all as musical director). A recording deal with Atlantic Records in 1988 spawned six albums in nine years, including The Journey, which became a #1 jazz album in 1990.

Lyle continued to tour with his own bands as well as with Midler. He received an Emmy nomination for his musical direction on her HBO Special, “Diva Las Vegas,” in 1997. Lyle’s 2002 album, Joyful, peaked at #8 on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart and his 2004 release, Straight and Smooth, became the first album in history to appear on Billboard’s contemporary jazz and traditional jazz charts simultaneously.

Track List:

01 Struttin
02 Reach Out for Love
03 Love Eyes
04 Othello
05 Fly Away Spirit
06 Viva Mandella, The Journey
07 Sassy
08 Swing Jack
09 Blues for Dexter
10 It Never Entered My Mind
+ Covers

That's all folks, enjoy!