The listings below are made up of material in which one can learn about Jimmy Lyons and the musical environment he was working in.

The material is only what has been found in the English language apart from some Swedish. There certainly is a lot more also in other languages like German, French and Italian for instance.


Heinrich Lukas Lindenmaier, "Jimmy Lyons Discography", Jazz-Realities, Issue No. 8, 1986. Updated Version 2, 1999.

Rick Lopez, "Sam Rivers Discography", "William Parker Discography" and "David S. Ware Discography"

Erik Raben, "Albert Ayler Diskografi", Orkesterjournalen (SE), January, 1971.

George Scala, Free Jazz Research, "Sunny Murray Discography"

R. Shapiro, "Cecil Taylor Sessionography"

Jan Ström, "Jimmy Lyons A Sessionography", www.janstrom.se

Scott Yanaow, All Music Guide

The Cecil Taylor On Line Sessionography.

Magazine Articles

Scott Albin, "Jimmy Lyons Quartet at Studio Rivbea, NYC, Down Beat, Chicago, Of 770224 p. 36 (concert review, photo by Jan Person).

Scott Albin, "Jimmy Lyons Quartet/Raphe´Malik Quartet", Down Beat, Chicago, 780518, p.40 (concert review).

Richard Baker, Coda, December 1974.

Jean-Pierre Binchet, Jazz Magazine, No 9, November 1963.

Meinrad Buholzer, Interview Cecil Taylor, Cadence December 1984.

Brian Case, "Two slices for the piano athlete", New Musical Express, September 20, 1975.

Interview Cecil Taylor at Ronnie Scott's, London, UK.

Brian Case, "Make like a chimp or choose your own alternative". New Musical Express, October 4, 1975.

Interview Andrew Cyrille.

Brian Case, "The Man Who Keeps On Stretching", New Musical Express, Sep. 6, 1975.

Interview and one photo.

Richard Cook, Keyboard Volcano – World's 8th wonder", New Musical Exptress, September 10, 1983.

Recorded review. (81-1108).

Richard Cook, "Horns of fire", New Musical Express September 22, 1984.

Record review and one photo. (83-0926,27).

Stanley Crouch, "Cecil Taylor: Pitfalls of the Primitive", The Village Voice, NY, March 30, 1982.

Concert review from Lush Life.

Stanley Crouch, "The Avant-Garde's Lost Patrols", The Village Voice, June 28, 1983.

About Cecil Taylor and record review. (session No. 80-0208,09).

Karl Dallas, "A piano is an orchestra", Melody Maker, August 16, 1975.

Interview Cecil Taylor.

Peter Danson, Coda, issue No. 160, 1978.

Unknown, R.D. Estrad No. 11, 1962, SE,

Concert review and one photo from the Golden Circle, Stockholm.

Gary Giddins, "Jimmy Lyons, A Sideman's Self", Village Voice, NYC, 781218, pp 94, 96 (feature, photo by Francene Keery).

Gary Giddins, "An American Master Brings the Voodoo Home", The Village Voice, April 28, 1975.

Gary Giddins, "Pick a Card, Any Card", The Village Voice, March 12, 1979.

About Cecil Taylor with record review. (Session No. 78-0403-06).

Joe Goldberg, Cecil Taylor and the New Tradition. SR, February, 1963.

Mike Hames, Cecil Taylor, On Disc & Tape

Geoffrey Himes, "Andrew Cyrille", The Washington Post, May 16, 1981.

Tom Hull, Village Voice: http://www.tomhull.com/ocston/arch/vv/lyons-04.php

Randy Hutton, Coda, September 1974.

Ted Joans, Coda, October 1975.

Max Jones, "..highlights two major events in London and California", Melody Maker, August 30, 1975.

Cecil Taylor Trio at Ronnie Scott's, London.

Mike Joyce, "Jimmy Lyons", The Washington Post, January 20, 1979.

David Lee, Coda, issue No. 162, 1978.

Coda, issue No. 185, 1982.
Robert Levin, "All The Emergence of Jimmy Lyons" All About Jazz, August 1, 2010:

Robert Levin, Interview Jimmy Lyons, Jazz and Pop Magazine.



J.B. Litweiler, "Jimmy Lyons", Down Beat, 34, 1975

Mario Luzzi, Coda, October 1975.

Coda, October 1976

Francis Marmande/Ge´rard Rouy, "Jimmy Lyons", Jazz-Magazine, Paris (F), No. 223 VI/1974 pp 16, 17, 41,42 (Interview, feature, photo).

Not Known, "Jimmy Lyons R.I.P.", The Wire, London (GB), No. 29 VII/1986 p.9 (obituary)


Robert Palmer, "Free- Form Jazz Looks Back To Jump Ups", The New York Times, June 14, 1981.

Robert Palmer, "Avant-Garde Jazz of the 60's: Rebel Turned Elder Statesman", The New York Times, January 31, 1986.

Jon Pareles, "Tyler, Lyons and New Music", The New York Times, July 5, 1983.

Roger Riggins, "Jimmy Lyons/Raphe´", Coda, Toronto (CDN) No. 160 IV/1978 p.31

Concert review. (Session No. 78-0518/1).

John Rockwell, "Cecil 'Taylor and Newest Unit Perform at Public Theater", The New York Times, June 1, 1981.

Bob Rusch, "Jimmy Lyons", interview, Cadence, Redwood, NY, Vol. 4 No. 10 October 1978,
pp 23-28.

Bob Rush, Interview Cecil Taylor, Cadence April 1978.

Bob Rusch, "Glenn Spearman", interview, Cadence, Redwood, NY, Vol. 20 No. 5, May 1994, pp 5-13.

Bob Rusch, "Raphe Malik" intrview, Cadence, Redwood, NY, Vol 20 No. 11, November 1994, pp 5-22.

Clifford Jay Safane, Coda, issue No. 161, 1978.

Coda, issue No. 163, 1978.

Coda, issue No. 168, 1979.

Bill Smith, Coda, March 1975: "Unit Structures, Cecil Taylor in conversation with Bill Smith".

Coda, August 1975.

Coda, issue No. 167, 1979.

Coda, issue No. 186, 1982.

Don Snowden, "Pianist Cecil Taylor Makes Poetry of His Jazz", Los Angeles Times, October 10, 1987.

John Szwed, "Cecil Taylor with a Beat", Unknown magazine.

Review of records including Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums.

Cecil Taylor web site http://www.ceciltaylor-art.com/jimmy-lyons

J. N. Thomas, Coda, May 1976.

Mark Weber, Coda, July 1976.

Lars Werner, Orkesterjournalen, November 1962. SE.

Concert review and one photo from the Golden Circle, Stockholm.

Richard Williams, "Drinking is out while Cecil's playing", Melody Maker, May 16, 1970. Record review. (Session No. 62-1123)

Richard Williams, "Taylor two 'Titis". Melody Maker, Jannuary 10, 1970.

Record review. (Session No. 62-1123)

Valerie Wilmer, "In the Lyons den...", Melody Maker, May 15, 1971.

Interview and one photo.

Valerie Wilmer, "Cyrille – ISM", Melody Maker, May 29, 1971.

Interview and one photo.



Ed Hazel, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, McMillan, New York, 1966

Ekkehard Jost, "Free Jazz, Studies In Jazz Research, No. 4"

Chapter about Cecil Taylor.

A.B. Spellman, "Black Music, four lives", Pantheon Books, 1970.

Chapter about Cecil Taylor.

Valerie Wilmer, "As Serious As Your Life", Quartet Books Limited 1977.

Sleeve Notes

Brian Case, Jimmy Lyons, "Other Afternoons", Affinity, AFF 34.

Stanley Crouch, Jimmy Lyons Quintet, "Wee Sneezawee", Black Saint, 120067.

Michael Cuscuna, The Cecil Taylor Unit, "Mixed",Impulse, IMP 12702

Gary Giddins, Jimmy Lyons/Andrew Cyrille, "Something In Return", Black Saint,120125.

Gary Giddins, Cecil Taylor, "3 Phasis", New World Records 80303.

Ed Hazel, Jimmy Lyons, "The Box Set", Ayler Records, aylCD 036-040

Art Lange, Jimmy Lyons Quintet, "Give It Up", Black Saint, BSB 0087.

Art Lange, Jimmy Lyons/Andrew Cyrille, "Burnt Offering", Black Saint


Art Lange, Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray Trio, "Jump Up". Hat Art CD 6139.

Spencer A. Richards, Cecil Taylor, "It Is In The Brewing Luminous", Hat Art CD 6012.

Spencer A. Richards, Cecil Taylor, "One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye", Hat Art 6090.

Unknown, The Cecil Taylor Unit, New World Records NW 201

Ben Young, Jimmy Lyons, "The Box Set", Ayler Records, aylCD 036-040