Sunday, November 08, 2009

 
Artist: Dave Pike
Label: Muse Records (MR5203)
Year of Release: 1980
Album Title: Let The Minstrels Play On
Stand out Track(s): Spirits Samba; Groovin' High; Swan Lake; Rabbi Mogen's Hideout

12 comments:

Pete said...

What a great tune! Really outstanding.
Would you mind sharing the entire LP?

Regards,
Pete

Killer Groove Music Library said...

Hi Pete,

I'll see what I can do. Let me have your email address(I won't publish it)

KG

Anonymous said...

Hi K G

Spirits Samba what a Track -this would have to feature in my all time Top !?!? whatever list.

I never tire of this & love the rest of the LP as well.

Also luv Lazy Afternoon from Dave's On A Gentle Note-do you?

Jazz Obsessive

Jur said...

This song is killing me! Can't stop listening to it.

Many thanx.

Bacoso said...

Nice shot-I had completely forgotten about this one. I bought it in Tony Monsons Disc Empire in Kings Road in 1982.Chris Bangs used to spin Swan Lake prompting me to buy it but when i got the lp Spirits Samba was the cut for me too! I'll post the lp over at OIR in the next few days.

Killer Groove Music Library said...

Hey Bacoso

A few people are starting to ask me about this one, so thanks for the full post. I stll can't believe everyone hasn't got this already. I bought this up after a Gilles Set at Spats in Totenham Court Road,also around the 1982 era. Loads of good stuff on the LP but Spirits Samba brings back all the memories for me.

KG

Bacoso said...

Wasn't it called Jazz Junction - Spats - where Peterson played on saturday lunchtime.Remember going to one with the cutting edge crew (big tune that day was Pastorius' Used To Be A Cha Cha)then over to Brixton to see Fela Kuti then out with Murphy for an all night piss up in glorious Balham.Great days - my liver still hasn't recovered!

Killer Groove Music Library said...

That's funny. You're dead right though, it was called Jazz Junction. GP used to record some sets for me on the old TDK 90's and then after we all used to go down to Murphy's shop in Soho to grab the tunes.

So so good, Getting back on the train used to be fun too.

Just dug out another Pike favourite, "Times Out of Mind" LP which I'll post over next few days.

KG

Bacoso said...

Funny indeed remember chatting to Peterson in Murphys shop on a saturday pm ....after jazz junction !Spooky or what you and I must have met way back then!!!
anyway yer tiz:
http://orgyinrhythm.blogspot.com/2009/11/dave-pike-let-minstrels-play-on.html

Killer Groove Music Library said...

Thanks mate,

Already passed it on to a guy.

KG

Anonymous said...

Hi K G

It's good to see the interest in this track/album.

Reading about clubs back in the day...just when I was discovering this fantastic "deeper" jazz music made me remember going to The Orchard Spot just outside Maidstone (also around 1982?)& unbeliveable when you think now but Robbie Vincent spun Swanlake for the pleasure of the Maidstone masses....!!

Trouble was it wasn't appreciated by many (probably only me!) & the dance floor instantly cleared!

Funny that....!

Jazz Obsessive

Killer Groove Music Library said...

Hi J.O

That's made me laugh. I remember those kind of times when a dj would play the odd heavy jazz tune to a less than apprciative audience and the floor would clear.. I remember being in the DJ booth with my mate Sylvester who had been playing a load of heavy afro cuban tunes when some guy started trying to kick the door down cos he had heard enough and wanted some 60's soul instead...oh great times we had....

KG

 

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