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The Maurice Lyles Quintet

Maurice Lyles (Brother Maurice as he is affectionately called) has a long and interesting history as one of Washington, D.C’s finest drummers. A student of the renowned Philly Joe Jones, Brother Maurice played his first job in a show starring Stepin’ Fetchit. He went on the play with the great baritone saxophonist Leo Parker, Jimmy Heath, Earl “Fatha” Hinds, Roy Eldridge and Sarah Vaughn. In 1968, Brother Maurice invented what he called “The Rhythm Stick.

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