Dave Pike

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David Samuel Pike, 23 March 1938, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Pike started playing drums when he was eight and is self-taught on vibes, inspired by the playing of Lionel Hampton and Milt Jackson. He moved to Los Angeles in 1953 and played with musicians including Elmo Hope and the saxophonists Harold Land and Dexter Gordon. He played for two years with Paul Bley. In 1960 he moved to New York and started to experiment with ways of amplifying the vibraphone when he played with flautist Herbie Mann... Read more

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vibraphone
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