Aug 23, 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 used by Towa Tei in his 'Son of Bambi'. More here...

Well I managed to erase the whole post while attempting to add the postscript about Towa Tei :–(
Thanks to all the people who dropped comments (now retrieved)

9 comments:

taro nombei said...

Anonymous said (on August 22)...

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

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

taro nombei said...

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.

AUGUST 22, 2010 3:28 AM


FM Fats said...

Thanks. Great record!

AUGUST 22, 2010 8:42 AM


Bill said...
Many thanks for the share.

AUGUST 22, 2010 9:46 AM


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

AUGUST 22, 2010 9:44 PM


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.

AUGUST 23, 2010 12:11 AM


taro nombei said...
@ Reza
You're very welcome... This one's from the JP limited edition CD reissue...

AUGUST 23, 2010 12:27 AM


Simon666 said...
Thanks TN, just knew the famous track, so great to hear the rest :)

AUGUST 23, 2010 2:50 PM


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

AUGUST 23, 2010 3:19 PM

taro nombei said...

Sorry Simon — your follow-up comment also got caught in the limbo... here is is:

Simon 666 said...
yeah that's a great track, always loved that Towa Tei album :)

LYSERGICFUNK said...

GREAT!
Many thanks

stuckinthe70s said...

thanks - steve.

taro nombei said...

@ LYSERGICFUNK

@ stuckinthe70s

My pleasure!

Shtebe said...

Thanks!!!

Shtebe said...

THANKS!!!

taro nombei said...

@ Shtebe

You're welcome !!!
YOU'RE WELCOME !!!

:-)