Line for Lyons
Billy Taylor & Jimmy Owens
Kennedy Center, District of Columbia, 1999
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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.
Jimmy Owens, flugelhorn
Billy Taylor, piano
Chip Jackson, bass
Steve Johns, drums