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Line for Lyons

Billy Taylor & Jimmy Owens

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Kennedy Center,
District of Columbia, 1999

Originally written and recorded by Gerry Mulligan for his 1957 album “Blues in Time,” “Line for Lyons” was the brainchild of a talented arranger.

Pianist Billy Taylor was a jazz pianist who collaborated with Nancy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie and Christian McBride. In later life he was also an academic, a music educator.

Personnel:

Jimmy Owens, flugelhorn
Billy Taylor, piano
Chip Jackson, bass
Steve Johns, drums