Aug 22, 2010

The Dave Pike Set - Noisy Silence Gentle Noise

barabara sounds sez:

A lot of people rate the early work by Dave Pike, but for me it's the MPS era that I listen to. Especially this album. The track everyone knows is Mathar, classic sitar jazz courtesy of sidekick Volker Kriegel. But there's also a lot of excellent vibes/guitar interaction throughout, like on the title track. Great vibes, in both/all senses of the word. Did I say classic? Yes, well maybe it is...


amazon sez:

Pike's move to Europe and tenure at MPS/Saba records produced some of the most original jazz of the period. With the collaboration of Voker Kriegel (guitar), J.A. Rettenbacher (acoustic and electric bass), and Peter Baumeister (drums), he formed the Dave Pike Set. The group recorded 6 brilliant records from 1969-1972 that spanned the gamut from funky grooves to free, textural territory. The group, though short-lived, created a unique identity and textural palette. Kriegel's compositional and instrumental (playing acoustic, classical, and

electric guitar as well as sitar) contributions to the group helped set the Dave Pike Set's sound apart, organically incorporating influences from jazz, soul jazz, psychedelia, avant garde music, and world (Indian, Brazilian, Latin and Middle Eastern sounds) music.


reminded by Simon's comment...

Mathar was the source of the sample taken by Towa Tei for his 'Son of Bambi'. More here...


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the silence is noisy - no, deafening...
the noise of your comments is gentle indeed!

http://www.mediafire.com/?30cz7ohrcjdmu3z

slovenlyeric said...

Thank you for this post. To be honest I am not very familiar with Dave Pike. I have heard only a couple of recordings. I get the sense his impact was more in the U.K. thank in the U.S., but I really don't know much. Again, thank you for giving us a chance to hear this and make up our own minds.

FM Fats said...

Thanks. Great record!

Bill said...

Many thanks for the share.

Reza said...

Love this album only had poor rip many thanks for posting this one :)

taro nombei said...

@ slovenlyeric

I think a lot of the US jazzmen who decamped to Europe got ignored/dissed back in America. So even if they were playing their best stuff, the people 'back home' weren't getting to hear it. And that's why you probably hear more of the early stuff (Pike's Peak etc) and the later Muse stuff more than the MPS era. It's all worth checking out though.

taro nombei said...

@ Reza

You're very welcome... This one's from the JP limited edition CD reissue...

Simon666 said...

Thanks TN, just knew the famous track, so great to hear the rest :)

taro nombei said...

@ Simon666

but it's a great track nonetheless...
I'm sure you know the Towa Tei 'Son of Bambi' sample: http://whosampled.com/l/Fp7

Simon666 said...

yeah that's a great track, always loved that Towa Tei album :)

Anonymous said...

Top item,thanks a lot for sharing!

Anonymous said...

thanks yous fors thiss ones.....

taro nombei said...

@anon
yous verys welcomes

KingCake said...

thank you - I didn't have this one