Dave Pike (March 23, 1938 — Oct. 4, 2015) was an American cool-jazz vibraphonist from Detroit who played with Paul Bley and the Jazz Couriers during the late 1950s. In 1961, Pike debuted as a bandleader with an album on Riverside Records, followed by albums on New Jazz, Moodsville, and Atlantic. In 1968, he assembled the jazz-rock Dave Pike Set with Dutch and German musicians. The band released five albums on MPS and another on Relax between 1969 and 1973. Pike followed the act with a string of albums on Muse Records during the late 1970s. He was also a regular backing player for Herbie Mann.
The Dave Pike Set
Members: Dave Pike (vibraphone), Volker Kriegel (guitar, sitar), Hans Rettenbacher (bass, cello), Peter Baumeister (drums, percussion), Ruud Jacobs (bass), Louis Debij (drums), Joop Scholten (guitar), Rob Franken (organ)
- The Jazz Couriers (1957)
- It’s Time for Dave Pike (1961)
- Pike’s Peak (1962 • The Dave Pike Quartet)
- Bossa Nova Carnival (1962)
- Dave Pike Plays the Jazz Version of Oliver! (1963)
- Limbo Carnival (1963)
- Manhattan Latin: The Sensuous Rhythms of Spanish Harlem (1964)
- Jazz for the Jet Set (1966)
- Live at the Philharmonie (1969)
- The Doors of Perception (live, 1970)
- Times Out of Mind (1976)
- On a Gentle Note (1978)
- Let the Minstrels Play On (1980)
- Moon Bird (1983)
- Pike’s Groove (1986 • Dave Pike With The Cedar Walton Trio)
- BopHead (1998)
- Peligroso (2000)
Dave Pike Set discography:
- Four Reasons (1969)
- Got the Feelin’ (1969)
- Noisy Silence – Gentle Noise (1969)
- Infra-Red (1970)
- Live at the Philharmonie (1970)
- Album (1971)
- Salomao (1973)
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