Dave Pike Set – Four Reasons (1969/2014) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Dave Pike Set – Four Reasons (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 38:24 minutes | 731 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Four Reasons is the american vibraphonist Dave Pike’s second LP for the legendary MPS label after moving to Germany. Dave Pike Set includes the wonder boy Volker Kriegel on electric guitar and sitar, and together with Pike he made one of the absolute grooviest and best psychedelic soul-jazz records of all time. This is groovy!

Funky, fantastic, and nicely tripped-out – one of the legendary MPS classics by the Dave Pike Set of the late 60s – a combo that did a great job of mixing Dave’s vibes with some headier sounds and psychedelic elements! There’s a warmth here that’s missing from some of the other Pike dates for MPS – wonderful tones that really show Dave growing a lot as an artist, and settling into a beautiful working relationship with guitarist Volker Kriegel – who also plays some sitar and electric bass on the record too! Main bass bits, though, are handled by J.A. Rettenbacher – who’s got this bottom sense of flow that’s really wonderful – kind of a building swell that works perfectly, no matter what the flavor of the tune – and there’s a mighty nice array of flavors on the set. The group’s completed by drummer Peter Baumeister, who’s no slouch either – and titles include ‘Greater Kalesh No 48’, ‘Professer Porno’s Romance’, ‘Cornflower Girl’, ‘The Seventh Day’, and ‘A Nose Opener’.

01 – Greater Kalesh No. 48
02 – Professor Porno’s Romance
03 – Cornflower Girl
04 – The Seventh Day
05 – Turn Around Mrs. Lot
06 – Goodtime Charlie At the Big Washdown
07 – A Nose Opener
08 – Four Reasons / Sitting On My Knees

Produced by Willi Fruth. Engineered by Rolf Donner.
Recorded in August 1969 at MPS Tonstudio Villingen, Germany.
Digitally Remastered.

Dave Pike – Vibraphone, Tambourine
J. A. Rettenbacher – Bass, Cello
Peter Baumeister – Drums, Percussion
Volker Kriegel – Guitar, Sitar, Bass