Dave Pike – Jazz For The Jet Set

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A classic little album that’s every bit as groovy as its cover – served up by vibist Dave Pike, and one of the first true expressions of his talents! The set’s a standout early American date that predates Pike’s later experiments for MPS – done in a great blend of soul jazz and some tighter Atlantic Records influences – all served up by a hip group of players that includes Billy Butler on guitar, Clark Terry and Marty Sheller on trumpets, and Grady Tate on drums – plus Herbie Hancock making a rare appearance on organ! There’s a great little bounce to most numbers – not really funk, but a blend of soul instrumental and more contemporary jazz styles – in a way that takes a Blue Note groove more towards the jukebox audience. (dustygroove)

Personnel: Dave Pike (marimba); Herbie Hancock (organ); Bob Cranshaw (ass); Jimmy Lewis (bass); Bruno Carr (drums); Grady Tate (drums); Billy Butler (guitar); Clarck Terry (trumpet); Melvin Lastie (trumpet).

Tracklist

01. Blind Man Blind Man
02. Jet Set
03. Sunny
04. When I’m Gone
05. You’ve Got Your Troubles
06. Sweet Tater Pie
07. Just Say Goodbye
08. Devilette

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