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- FUNKOVERLORD (KEVIN AMOS) INTERVIEWS JAZZ-FUNK LEGEND BILLY COBHAM
Features insights into the art of drumming, past present and future as well as the evolution of Billy’s career with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Billy’s legendary solo work including his latest release.
To me….Billy Cobham is da bomb….the album called Spectrum is my favorite by Billy because even more than Miles it kinda defines the genre of jazz-funk for me. This album, although its an instrumental has it all. Billy is right smack in the middle of jazz & funk….you can almost dance to the tracks on this album, but not quite….its madefor listening…….but you cant help but tap your feet & snap your fingers to it.
Here is the track listing for Spectrum:
I should look out for that album. Who’s in Billy’s band on that one?
The Jack Johnson album was the first Miles LP I bought, and
You should be able to pick up "Spectrum" on CD for $9.99 at your local merchant.
You can find it as a used LP and Tommy Bolin(g) is a well travelled ,eclectic musician on some cuts re: -Spectrum. I dig the groove on Bolin’s solo-Private Eyes"
Don’t minimize that Cobham hand picked Tommy Bolin(g) for that LP out of a zillion guitarists .He adds a unique sound, IMO. Cobham is brilliant! enjoy
Here is the line up for "Spectrum" – Billy Cobham:
Billy Cobham – percussion
Excellent band. Joe Farrell is the clincher for me. I’ll definitely buy this disc. Thanks.
I haven’t heard the Bolin material you mentioned. Any other recommendations ??
Bolin only has one other solo LP-Teaser".
Yo folks…..Did you know that Billy was an original member of Mahavisnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin, Jan Hammer, and Jerry Goodman. Now a lot of this work was before Spectrum, and the drummer who replaced him in the band was Narada Michael Walden. I have had the opportunity of seeing both of them live with John. Talk about intense!!!! Talk about the drummer man!!!
(PARTIAL) BILLY COBHAM DISCOGRAPHY
1. SPECTRUM ATLANTIC SD-7268 1973