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Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973) Atlantic/SD 7268 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Billy Cobham – Spectrum
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Atlantic/SD 7268 | Released: 1973 | This Issue: 197? |Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
There’s no question that Billy Cobham is one of the most talented and influencial drummers on the planet. I had high hopes going into this one that it would be another “Birds Of Fire” shred-fest. Not quite, although the first song delivers big time in that style. Jan Hammer, his old MAHIVISHNU ORCHESTRA band mate helps out, while Tommy Bolin doesn’t disappoint on guitars. We also get some bass, sax, flugelhorn, trumpet and flute to round out this mostly jazzy sounding album.
The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band - Live On Tour In Europe (1976) {Wounded Bird}

The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band - Live On Tour In Europe (1976) {Wounded Bird}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 197MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Following two studio recordings, this impressive band hit the road and cut this session with keyboardist George Duke. Their encounter provided for an uneven, but infectious, recording. "Hip Pockets," composed by Cobham, and "Ivory Tattoo," composed by Scofield, begin the session with some intense playing. Things get a bit goofy with "Space Lady" (a song which probably worked better live), and a bit melodramatic with "Almustafa the Beloved."
Billy Cobham - Magic & Simplicity Of Expression, Depth Of Thought (1977-78) {Sony}

Billy Cobham - Magic & Simplicity Of Expression, Depth Of Thought (1977-78) {Sony}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 538MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 201MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

A two-LP set of drummer Billy Cobham's harder to find recordings from the later '70s. Of the two, Magic is far superior and is generally regarded as one of his most interesting recordings in his extensive discography. The addition of Simplicity of Expression: Depth of Thought amounts to nothing more than a throw in. Cobham recorded some embarrassing disco during the late '70s and this is a prime example. This two-fer is too good to pass up, though, and makes the LP highly recommended for fusion collectors.

Billy Cobham - Flight Time (1980) {Inak}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 5, 2016
Billy Cobham - Flight Time (1980) {Inak}

Billy Cobham - Flight Time (1980) {Inak}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

A lesser known Cobham recording that has only been available in the U.S. as an import. Cobham also seems to push guitarists to new heights (i.e. Tommy Bolin, John Abercrombie, John Scofield) and does so here with Barry Finnerty. Their interaction on the tune "Flight Time" is reminiscent of Cobham/Bolin on Spectrum. Yet, despite the intensity and chops of Finnerty and Cobham, this session is remarkably restrained thanks in large part to the thoughtful playing of keyboarist Don Grolnick. There is a definite sense of a band here, rather than just a collection of all-stars playing Billy Cobham songs; in fact, the only Cobham retread is "Antares" (from Magic). Whether it is Don Grolnick's piano solo on "6 Persimmons" or his opening duet with Barry Finnerty on "Princess," Cobham should get just as much credit for what he did not play.

Billy Cobham Presents Nordic - Off Color (1998) {Eagle}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 4, 2016
Billy Cobham Presents Nordic - Off Color (1998) {Eagle}

Billy Cobham Presents Nordic - Off Color (1998) {Eagle}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 393MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

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.
Billy Cobham - Inner Conflicts (1978) {2014 Japan 24-bit Fusion Best Collection 1000}

Billy Cobham - Inner Conflicts (1978) {2014 Japan 24-bit Fusion Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 280 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan | WPCR-28147
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk

Features 24-bit digital remastering. Comes with a mini-description. A solid effort that has been dismissed based upon its associations with two Cobham lemons, Simplicity of Expression: Depth of Thought and B.C., all recorded around the same time. This recording finds Cobham continuing to explore the funk genre; however, the overall mood here is quite darker and more introspective, similar to Crosswinds.

Billy Cobham - North By Northwest (2000)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 22, 2010
Billy Cobham - North By Northwest (2000)

Billy Cobham - North By Northwest (2000)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 376 MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Quite rare Italian release of Billy, playing post-bop with team of Scandinavian jazz musicians.

Billy Cobham - Warning (1985) {EAMCD 054}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 22, 2010
Billy Cobham - Warning (1985) {EAMCD 054}

Billy Cobham - Warning (1985) {EAMCD 054}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 271 MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

This was one of the earliest entries in the GRP catalog. It's a keyboard-dominated session, and definitely has a commercial sound to it. There are, however, enough drumming calisthenics to satisfy the intended audience. Cobham's band is not as exciting or as distinguishable as those from his days in the '70s, but the personnel are certainly adequate for the music being played. In particular, "Slow Body Poppin'" contains a fine Larry Carlton-influenced solo by Dean Brown. The remake of "Stratus" was interesting, but does not do the original justice. This is recommended mostly for the Cobham faithful.

Cobham - April/May 2017  Magazines

Posted by Puslik at March 21, 2017
Cobham - April/May 2017

Cobham - April/May 2017
English | 100 Pages | True PDF | 40 MB

Billy Cobham - Compass Point (1997)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 5, 2017
Billy Cobham - Compass Point (1997)

Billy Cobham - Compass Point (1997)
Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 86 min | 201 MB
Label: Purple Pyramid | Rel:1997

Recorded live at Compass Point Hotel in the Bahamas in 1997, this double-disc album features legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham performing with his quartet. Backing Cobham here are guitarist Carl Orr, bassist Stefan Rademacher, and keyboardist Gary Husband. This is highly engaging fusion and post-bop-influenced jazz.