Line for Lyons

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Line for Lyons
Line for Lyons.jpg
Live album by
RecordedFebruary 18, 1983
Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
SNTF 899
ProducerRune Öfwerman
Stan Getz chronology
Line for Lyons
The Stockholm Concert
Chet Baker chronology
Out of Nowhere
Line for Lyons
Quintessence Volume 1

Line for Lyons is a live album by saxophonist Stan Getz and trumpeter Chet Baker which was recorded in Sweden in 1983 and released on the Swedish Sonet label.[1][2] The name of the album is based on the eponymous song by Gerry Mulligan, a tribute to Jimmy Lyons. Chet Baker played the song multiple times when he was part of Mulligan's lineup and it made its way into his standard repertoire.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review said "Although Getz and Baker ended up not getting along very well personally, their cool-toned musical personalities fit together perfectly as can be heard on a brief duet version of "Line for Lyons". The remainder of the set finds them successfully revisiting six standards from the 1950s, making one wish it had not been 25 years since their last collaboration".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just Friends" (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) - 8:20
  2. "Stella by Starlight" (Victor Young, Ned Washington) - 5:25
  3. "Airegin" (Sonny Rollins) - 8:30
  4. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 8:00
  5. "Milestones" (Miles Davis) - 9:30
  6. "Dear Old Stockholm" (Traditional) - 5:05
  7. "Line for Lyons" (Gerry Mulligan) - 1:50



  1. ^ Stan Getz Catalog, accessed July 26, 2016
  2. ^ Stan Getz discography: 1980's, accessed July 26, 2016
  3. ^ "Line For Lyons - Gerry Mulligan | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Line for Lyons – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 26, 2016.