Give It Up (Jimmy Lyons album)

Give It Up is an album by American jazz saxophonist Jimmy Lyons recorded in 1985 for the Italian Black Saint label.[1]

Give It Up
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Studio album by
Jimmy Lyons Quintet
RecordedMarch 6 & 7, 1985
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
Jimmy Lyons chronology
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Give It Up


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating "the ensemble work is frequently exciting; and the front line boasts three distinctive and rather different (but complementary) solo voices. Highly recommended".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz wrote: "It's immediately clear that his fey, slightly detached tone doesn't entail an absence of feeling; the closing track is a sad monument to a fading career."[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Jimmy Lyons
  1. "Give It Up" - 10:10
  2. "Methods" - 11:13
  3. "Never" - 19:16
  4. "Ballada" - 3:31
  • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on March 6 & 7, 1985



  1. ^ Black Saint Records discography accessed July 15, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 15, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.