Cobham, Billy - Life & TimesVendor: Atlantic Records
RARE/2HAND VINYL LP ON ATLANTIC 1976
Atlantic K50253 made in England.
Vinyl NM. Cover EX.
Generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer, Billy Cobham's explosive technique powered some of the genre's most important early recordings -- including groundbreaking efforts by Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra -- before he became an accomplished bandleader in his own right. At his best, Cobham harnessed his amazing dexterity into thundering, high-octane hybrids of jazz complexity and rock & roll aggression. He was capable of subtler, funkier grooves on the one hand, and awe-inspiring solo improvisations on the other; in fact, his technical virtuosity was such that his flash could sometimes overwhelm his music. After debuting as a leader with the classic Spectrum in 1973, Cobham spent most of fusion's glory days recording for Atlantic; briefer stints on CBS, Elektra, and GRP followed, and by the mid-'80s, Cobham was de-emphasizing his own bands in favor of session and sideman work. Even so, he continued to record for various small labels with some regularity. www.billycobham.com/html/index.php
01. Life & Times
03. a. Siesta
b. Wake Up!!!!!! That's What You Said
04. East Bay
06. Song For A Friend (Part I)
07. On A Natural High
08. Song For A Friend (Part II)
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