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Bobby Lyle

A flexible pianist and keyboardist, Bobby Lyle has long straddled the boundaries between straight-ahead and more commercial forms of jazz. He grew up in Minneapolis and at age six took piano lessons from his mother, who was a church organist. Lyle played clarinet for a period in junior high school before switching back to piano. He considers Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, and Art Tatum to have been his early influences. Lyle's first gig was when he was 16 and, after two years of college, in 1964 he became a full-time musician. He spent six years playing locally in Minneapolis and then toured for two years with Young-Holt Unlimited. After returning to Minneapolis for local work (recording a set in 1974 that was released just in Japan), in 1976 Lyle moved to Los Angeles where he quickly got a job with Sly & the Family Stone. After playing with Ronnie Laws, he recorded two solo albums for Capitol. Lyle made guest appearances on recordings by George Benson, Phyllis Hyman, and Esther Phillips and in the early '80s toured with Benson and became Bette Midler's musical director. After two years with Al Jarreau, Lyle recorded a straight-ahead combo date for King (which was reissued as an Evidence CD), conducted for Anita Baker in 1986, and worked with Gerald Albright. In 1988 he began a long association with Atlantic that resulted in the release of six albums between 1989 and 1997, with Pianomagic, a 1991 album of piano solos, being one of the highlights of his career. Bobby Lyle has remained a highly versatile and valuable keyboardist as both leader and sideman during the new millennium, releasing such albums as 2002's Joyful, 2004's Straight and Smooth, and 2006's Hands On on independent labels. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Too smooth
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mysteriousmi a m
Amazingly smooth and soothing!
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Bobby Lyle is awesome! Smooth and Easy!
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Timeless jazz..!
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So nice
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queenrasheed a h
So soft and smooth!��
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Very nice! Love it.
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Smooth.
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This is the most beautiful song I've ever heard...Fabu l o u s . . .
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This song goes good with a hot bubble bath, candlelight, a chilled bottle of champagne, and no one in the house but you and yours, get ready for an erotic evening filled with sensual pleasures and musical enjoyment, the music says it all, enjoy
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Smooth as silk, soft as a summer breeze, makes you feel as though you and yours are on a deserted island, wave after wave of water slowly caressing your feet, not a care
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dorothyhorge r
Nice and smooth! Great to listen to and relax. Enjoy!
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Outstanding, t a k e a walk on the beach with a glass and someone
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troyceestone
There's only three things I can say ,love it, love it, love it. :)
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The man can play those ivory Kees! This is just such a great listen!! Just keep on playing.
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How can anyone in their right like the music of Snoop Dogg. No talent. No inspiration. Nothing you want your children listen too
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Fantastic (NOT TO BE CONFSED WITH THE CLEANER)
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Comfortable style of smooth jazz to the ears and mind.
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smooth piano playn
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love this JAM his stuff always put me in the mood
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marvelous talent. full of life n rythym.
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He plays sensual jazz..
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He plays a mean piano.
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timjo6160
Wow! What energy in his music and delightfull
Wish I could've heard this man live
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Tip toe on the ivory! That's what's up
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This guy should get alot more air play.
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Yes, man. He's cool. Read his bio. Just think, Bobbie Lyle and Prince came from Wisconsin. What's in the water in THE GREAT WHITE NORTH?
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Given
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Iceman49 he's a bad man
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BL...my favorite!.
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This Brother is real smooth with it... I like this s.a......;-)
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nice.
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Yeah buddy
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gardenofmone y
ahhhh yeh......com o n ' now.
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soulfully & mellow yet delightful & flavorful... . . . . . . . i'm lovin this
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gardenofmone y
This brother can work magic with the keys, lovin' his music for years!
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hey B.L.mannnnnn you tickle the SOUL wit the smooth elegant sounds of those pearly keys embracing the hearts/ears of many whom lovessss yo groovie sound ! and I dig it man (a true fan-Bro.Abd- d i i n ) PEACE !!!
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Great pianist!
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was Jammin Bobby Lyle, back in the Day in St.Paul / Mpls, in early 65, still have his first album ! the Genius .
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Listen to those ivory keys calling LOVE...
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elcarim54
The man and the piano become one. Beautiful delight!
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A glass of wine ...and having a beautiful conversation with your Love one ...muhah !
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Lovely.
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Straight Sunday afternoon music.....in the fall because its so smooth
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kruizing convertible kind of music .
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Loved listening to him in St.paul/Mpls love him now
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He is the best.He has his own style! Very funky and smooth.


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ticklin' those ivory keys so well as he does
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clo.cynthia
First time hearing his music really enjoying it.
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Smooth jazz and Bobby Lyle! What more needs to be said!!!
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