Thursday 1 July 2010

A Jimmy Lyons mega-post

Jimmy Lyons X 6 LP's

I've been looking for Jimmy Lyons' records for a long time, to no avail, and then, boom, I found three within a week, and none from Ebay. Lucky me I suppose.

The one I had before was the glorious Other Afternoons, which in my opinion is definitely one of the best BYG's and one of Jimmy's best as well. Since it is available already at another blog, I wont post it here, but help your self to Inconstant Sol: Other Afternoons

Now for the ones I found, in cronological order, but from the newest to oldest.

Jimmy Lyons Quintet: Give It Up
(Black Saint BSR 0087, 1985)

Enrico Rava - trumpet, flugelhorn
Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone
Karen Borca - bassoon
Jay Oliver - bass
Paul Murphy - drums


And here's maybe my favourite of the three, a 1985 box-reissue of the 1981 original:

Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray Trio: Jump Up 2LP
(Hat Hut ART 2028, 1981/85)

Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone
John Lindberg - bass
Sunny Murray - drums


And finally, the much sought after big boy:

Jimmy Lyons: Push Pull 3LP
(Hat Hut Y/Z/Z, 1979)

Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone
Karen Borca - bassoon
Munner Bernard Fennell - cello
Hayes Burnett - bass
Roger Blank - drums

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

Part 3 HERE

Enjoy and do leave a comment.