The Lyle Mays Estate has released the final work of the keyboardist, who passed in 2020. “Eberhard” is a thirteen-minute “mini symphony”, dedicated to Eberhard Weber. Mays paid tribute with two great bassists: Jimmy Johnson and Steve Rodby.
The Berklee Bass Department is back again with their weekly webinar hosted by Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci. This week’s session will spotlight the “producer/bassist,” with an incredible lineup.
The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.
This morning I awoke to the news that Lyle Mays has passed. Here’s a clip from a 1991 concert featuring Lyle and the Pat Metheny Group performing “Last Train Home.” The lineup includes Steve Rodby on bass.
Pat Metheny Group bassist Steve Rodby has released his third album with the Anglo-American jazz group, The Impossible Gentlemen, called Let’s Get Deluxe. The contemporary jazz group’s influences range from Metheny, of course, to outfits like Steely Dan. Band members also include pianist Gwilym Simcock, reed/flute player Iain Dixon, guitarist Mike Walker and drummer Adam Nussbaum. Check out the title...