Dave Pike has been a consistent vibraphonist through the years without gaining much fame. He originally played drums and is self-taught on vibes. Pike moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1954 and played with Curtis Counce, Harold Land, Elmo Hope, Dexter Gordon, Carl Perkins, and Paul Bley, among others. After moving to New York in 1960 he put an amplifier on his vibes. Pike toured with Herbie Mann during 1961-1964, spent 1968-1973 in Germany (recording with the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland big band), and then resettled in Los Angeles, playing locally and recording for Timeless and Criss Cross.
This is his debut for Muse Records and although this album was not very poupular it contains wonderful examples of Pike´s music.
Kenny Burrell (guitar
Ron Eschete (guitar)
Ted Hawke (drums, percussion)
Luther Hughes (bass)
Harvey Newmark (bass)
Dave Pike (vibraphone)
Tom Ranier (keyboards, saxophone)
01. Dance Of The Grebes (Pike) 7.25
02. Wee (Best) 4.10
03. Times Out Of Mind (Pike) 8.40
04. Djalma (Pike) 9.20
05. Morning In The Park (Pike) 7.10
06. I Love My Cigar (Ranier) 5.25