Bobby Lyle

Bobby Lyle Biography

Jazz - soul jazz pianist - keyboardist.

Born on 11.03.1944 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He lives in Houston, Texas.

In the 60's he started playing keyboards in Young Holt Unlimited.

He was to be a member of Jimi Hendrix's jazz rock group but Hendrix's death cancelled the project.

Before Wayne Henderson brought him to Capitol he played with Sly & The Family Stone and Ronnie Laws' band.

After three albums at Capitol the label closed down its jazz division.

He returned to session work with George Benson.

All through the 80's he toured with Bette Midler, Al Jarreau and Anita Baker.

Through a session stint with Gerald Albright he was introduced to Sylvia Rhone, VP of Jazz and Urban music at Atlantic where he released six albums up till 1997.

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