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.