This Portrait LP was vibraphonist Dave Pike's second recording as a leader. Pike is joined by bassist Herbie Lewis, drummer Walter Perkins, and most notably pianist Bill Evans. It was one of the pianist's first sessions after the tragic death of his bassist, Scott LaFaro, and gives listeners a rare opportunity to hear Evans this late in his career as a sideman. The music is fairly spontaneous, consisting of two ballads, "Besame Mucho," "Vierd Blues," and Pike's "Why Not" (inspired by Miles Davis' "So What"). An excellent if generally overlooked straight-ahead set.
Acclaimed UK IDM producer Chris Clark (aka Clark) has announced a new album. "Death Peak" will be the producer's 9th album and first since last year's soundtrack the French drama "The Last Panthers". Both "Hoova" and "Peak Magnetic" have been shared as singles so far from the project. The album is out April 7th via Warp Records.