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Funk 204

by Kevin Pike

Released 2018
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Released 2018
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Killer grooves. Tasty tunes. It’s FUNK 204.
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FUNK 204 is a collection of 8 original songs in the style of classic '70s jazz/funk. The album features funky grooves, extended jams and killer solos. Saxophonist/composer Kevin Pike is joined by Jalani Kianga on bass, Chase Campan-Thornburg on drums, Matt Amandus on keyboards, Jeff Scheffler on guitar and Doyle Tipler on trumpet.

Chained to the Rhythm

by Kevin Pike

Released 2018
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Released 2018
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World's only saxophone and banjo cover of Katy Perry's Chained to the Rhythm.

Danny Boy (Saxophone Instrumental)

by Kevin Pike

Released 2012
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Released 2012
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This free-flowing jazz version of the Irish folk song Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) features Kevin Pike on alto saxophone, organ and drum set.

Out of the Plains

by Kevin Pike, John Kotchian & David Seay

Released 2016
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Released 2016
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Free Jazz explorations combining hurdy gurdy, musical saw, harmonica and yak horn with sax, bass and drums.
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Longtime collaborators Kevin Pike and John Kotchian are joined by multi-instrumentalist David Seay on this abstract exploration of the Great Plains, past and present. The album features unique orchestration for a jazz trio, including hurdy gurdy, yak horn and musical saw combined with sax and drums.

Each track title refers to a different event or aspect of life in the Great Plains:
1. The Great Gathering at the Platte
About the annual Sandhill Crane migration in …
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The Sound of Things

by Kevin Pike

Released 2015
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Released 2015
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A collection of sonic tone poems about life in the 21st century, featuring traditional instruments combined with the sound of things from the world around us.
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The Sound of Things is an abstract exploration of life in the early 21st century.

Composer/saxophonist Kevin Pike explores themes of technology, nature and the human experience by combining traditional instruments with sounds from the natural world.

The first 12 tracks on the album are each about a different aspect of 21st-century life.
The album finishes with a symphonic recomposition of these 12 tracks into 4 movements.

1. 21st Century Ambition
technology: idea stage to mass consumption
2. Crowdsource …
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One by One

by Kevin Pike

Released 2004
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Released 2004
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jazz duets

Pulse / Flow

by Kevin Pike & John Kotchian

Released 2012
Bocca Lupo Records
Released 2012
Bocca Lupo Records
Free jazz improvisations from saxophonist Kevin Pike and drummer John Kotchian

Bolero: Ravel vs Coltrane

by Kevin Pike

Released 2010
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Released 2010
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The ever-popular "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, played in the style of Coltrane's classic quartet.
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What if Maurice Ravel had met John Coltrane and his classic quartet that included McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones? You might get something like this, a jazz interpretation of the famous Bolero. Features saxophone, piano, bass and drums.

so se kwa (clube da esquina tributo)

by Kevin Pike

Released 2010
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Released 2010
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A tribute to the musical style of Milton Nascimento, this DIY world music album features layered tracks of vocal harmony, saxophone, mandolin, acoustic guitar, latin percussion, piano, banjo, melodica, flute and clarinet.
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so se kwa is a DIY world music album by Kevin Pike. It took Pike 6 years to perform and record all of the parts in his home studio. The highly layered, dense arrangements feature Pike on saxophone, mandolin, acoustic guitar, percussion, flute, clarinet, banjo, electric bass, piano, drums and melodica. Kevin's use of recurring themes, mixed-meter grooves, falsetto vocals and irregular forms mirror the style of the Brazilian musical genre known as corner club music.


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microjazz

by Kevin Pike

Released 1999
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Released 1999
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microjazz is Kevin Pike's DIY jazz fusion album from 1999. He plays most of the instruments on the album and all of the compositions are original.
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Sauce
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Wachet Auf und spielt das Saxophon

by Kevin Pike

Released 2004
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Released 2004
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Classical saxophone and acoustic bass guitar performing arrangements of works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin and Paganini.
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Saxophonist Kevin Pike has recorded an album of classical works by famous composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Debussy. Kevin's warm tone and lyrical approach create an interpretation of these works that is modern in sound, yet traditional in presentation. On tracks 2-10, he is accompanied by bassist Adam Johnson, who composed these unique arrangements for alto saxophone and acoustic bass guitar. Tracks 1 and 11 feature Kevin on alto saxophone and baritone saxophone.

If you think "…
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Big Ol Chunka Funk

by Kevin Pike

Released 2005
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Released 2005
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Instrumental jazz/funk with a heavy dose of sax, mandolin and wah-wah pedals. Funk to this, bro.
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Big Ol Chunka Funk is Kevin Pike's funkiest album yet. Inspired by such funk masters as Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power and Maceo Parker, Kevin adds his own twist to the mix with a heavy dose of SAX and mandolin. And don't forget the wah-wah.

Get this CD and get your funk on.

Podcast Music

by Kevin Pike

Released 2006
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Released 2006
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Spice up your podcast with cool royalty-free music. Choose from 30 tracks of jazz, rock, classical, funk and corporate music styles.
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Every great podcast needs a great theme song. Kevin Pike’s Podcast Music CD has 30 tracks of royalty-free music to choose from. Pick the style of music you like - jazz, classical, rock, dance, funk, new age or corporate - and set the right tone for your podcast. Best of all, it’s completely free to use if you buy the CD or purchase mp3's. Get cool podsafe music for your podcast today!

In …
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Rock n Roll Wasteland

by Pike Band

Released 2002
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Released 2002
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The Pike Band is really just one guy -- Kevin Pike -- and his 2002 indie rock experiment. Kevin is a saxophonist by trade, but bought an electric guitar in 2001 and made this album.