12 November 2009

DAVE PIKE - LET THE MINSTRELS PLAY ON
















Dave Pike for Muse from 1978.
Vibraphone - Dave Pike / Bass - Luther Hughes / Cello - Luther Hughes / Drums - Ted Hawkes / Guitar - Ron Eschete / Keyboards , Sax - Tom Ranier / Vocals - Carol Eschete.
KGML has just posted "Spirits Samba" so dug the lp out for those who would like to hear more.
Picked this up in Tony Monson's Disc Empire in the early 80s after hearing Chris Bangs spinning "Swan Lake" and found it had yet another bona fide jazz dance classic to be featured in the shape of "Spirits Samba".
Here's an apathetic review from amg:
Some Afro-Latin, some fusion and things in between from vibist Dave Pike. Pike is a good player, but sometimes his arrangements bog down between pop and jazz. His style is more remniscent of Red Norvo, with its lighter, less aggressive and flowing lines.

15 comments:

Bacoso said...

viny rip @320:
http://rapidshare.com/files/306143321/Dave_Pike.rar

Oracle said...

Thanks! Dave Pike is always a good listen for me.

Danny said...

Thanks Bacoso for all the posts lately. Everything has been phenomenal!

-D

Andy said...

This is a cracking album,I got mine in the deleted bin many years ago in East London,my copy has a few crackles on the intro to Swan Lake,so I will update.Well worth a listen if you are unfamiliar.Thanks Bacoso.

Arkadin said...

Thanks, Bacoso!

Those of you being interested in more Dave Pike on Muse check my blog, I just posted 2 albums:

http://arkadinsark.blogspot.com/2009/11/dave-pike-on-gentle-note-moon-bird-muse.html

cheeba said...

Really enjoyable vibe throughout, "Spirit Samba" is the money tho. Never had an opportunity to hear much of Pike's later stuff so thanks Bacoso!

Arkadin. heading your way next!

Simon666 said...

thanks bacoso, had a low bitrate version of this from somewhere or other, nice to hear the full vibes in this one!

Jur said...

Thanks, love these funky vibes!

Moes Lake said...

I LOVE Dave Pike playing (Dave Pike Set is one of my favorite bands)! This one slipped! Thanks a bunch bacoso, your work is so much appreciated

fairest said...

Just read something interesting about Pike in Paul Bley's autobiography. After the night Coleman and Cherry joined Bley and his quartet on the bandstand in L.A., Bley went out to the parking lot with Carla and said: 'in order to let Coleman and Cherry join the band we need to fire Pike" and Paul said, "we need to fire Pike" and Carla said "you need to fire Pike." Poor Pike.

the doc said...

thanks! :-)

chu said...

Thanks for Pike!

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FlimFlam said...

nice one.. many thanks

KingCake said...

many thanks - looking forward to this