The Best Mindblowing Spaced-Out Jazz Grooves.
One of the most unusual records ever made by vibist Dave Pike – a unique hybrid of Brazilian rhythms and jazz fusion – all carried off with sounds that are incredibly earthy overall! The record's quite different than any of Pike's previous projects for the MPS label – still done with a version of the Dave Pike Set that includes Volker Kriegel on guitar and Eberhard Weber on bass – but recorded in Bahia with help from Grupo Baiafro – a percussion heavy combo led by the great Djalma Correa! Tunes are long and laidback – building up with an energy level that's very organic, and almost improvisational. Pike's vibes still sparkle brightly, but with a nice change in tone – and titles include the extended suite "5 Ritmos Do Bahia", plus "Salomao", "Berimbass", and "An Evening With Vincent Van Ritz".