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Will Lyle

Will Lyle (born 1994) is an upright and electric bassist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and producer from Orange County, California and based in Los Angeles. A year after graduating from Berklee College of Music, he toured with GRAMMY award-winning drummer Billy Kilson's quartet to Japan in 2017. After a year of playing in Los Angeles, he became a member of the hard bop pianist Jon Mayer's trio (alumnus of John Coltrane, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, and others) with Roy McCurdy (of Cannonball Adderley's group) on drums. He has since also performed with Ralph Peterson, Bob Sheppard, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Pasquale Grasso, Ralph Moore, Joshua Breakstone, Randy Napoleon, Clayton Cameron, Gerry Gibbs, Erena Terakubo, Ricky Woodard, Steve Hass, Barbara Morrison (with John Stephens' Big Bluzzy Band), Melissa Morgan, Francisco Torres, Joey Sellers/Ben Clatworthy's System VI, Ron Escheté, Jackie Ryan, Jonathan Pinson (with Ian Buss at Dizzy's in San Diego), Gary Matsumoto, John Storie, Ilya Serov, Lizzie and the Triggermen, Lia Booth, Tony Guerrero, Kevin Kanner, Mikan Zlatkovich, Gilbert Castellanos, Peter Sprague, Gene Jackson, Jacques Lesure, Lawrence Leathers, Miki Yamanaka, Barry Minnifield (The Voice), Eric Reed (with Gaslamp Quarter Orchestra), Victory Boyd, Art of Verse, and Sumerian Records artist Bones UK


L.A. Source Codes

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Forasteira; Above The Clouds; Be My Love; So in Love; Two for the Road; rains_of_change; La Cumbia de MacArthur Park; No. 1 Green Street; I Believe in You; It Ain't Necessarily So; You Stepped Out of A Dream


Article: Album Review

Will Lyle: L.A. Source Codes

Read "L.A. Source Codes" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

For computer programmers, a source code is a piece of computer language, which they are able to read and transfer and put to use in a practical way. With his debut album, L.A. Source Codes, bassist Will Lyle makes a connection between this concept and jazz. As with computer programming, jazz has its own language, and ...


Track of the Day


Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Duration: 05:41


News: Recording

Bebop Bassist Will Lyle Readies Debut Album, 'l.A. Source Codes' Featuring 3 Generations Of Musicians

Bebop Bassist Will Lyle Readies Debut Album, 'l.A. Source Codes' Featuring 3 Generations Of Musicians

A source code is a piece of computer language that is readable by a human programmer. The talented young bassist-composer Will Lyle sees bebop and the jazz language as a musical source code that is kept alive by both the keepers of the flame and the younger players who push the music forward. Born in Southern ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Will Lyle

Read "Take Five with Will Lyle" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Will Lyle Born in Southern California, Will began studying cello when he was three and also played drums, guitar, piano and percussion, taking up the electric bass at the age of 12. “I had aspirations to become a producer and I originally went to Berklee for musical production, but during my freshman year I heard ...


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