Billy Cobham Spectrum 180g Import LP

Billy Cobham

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Solo Debut On 180g Audiophile Vinyl LP!

Billy Cobham is one of the greatest jazz-fusion drummers from the last decades. Shortly after he left the band Mahavishnu Orchestra he released his debut solo album Spectrum. Influenced by the music of Miles Davis he combines elements from jazz with rock and psychedelia. From the subtle parts to the more aggressive moments, it's an album in which Cobham shows his identity to the public. The music quartet recorded some lengthy pieces, out of which "Stratus" is the absolute masterpiece. The funky grooves and effective guitar melodies blend together very well and the jazz comes alive in the outstanding drum play by Cobham. "Quadrant 4" is another great track in which the music erupts and the synergy between the musicians can be felt.

"Drummer Billy Cobham was fresh from his success with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he recorded his debut album, which is still his best. Most of the selections showcase Cobham in a quartet with keyboardist Jan Hammer, guitarist Tommy Bolin, and electric bassist Lee Sklar. Two other numbers include Joe Farrell on flute and soprano and trumpeter Jimmy Owens with guitarist John Tropea, Hammer, bassist Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto on congas. The generally high-quality compositions (which include 'Red Baron') make this fusion set a standout, a strong mixture of rock-ish rhythms and jazz improvising." - AllMusic

• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Gatefold Sleeve
• Import

Billy Cobham, drums, percussion
Jan Hammer, piano, keyboards, Moog synthesizer
Tommy Bolin, guitar
Lee Sklar, electric bass
Joe Farrell, saxophone, flute
Jimmy Owens, flugelhorn, trumpet
John Tropea, guitar on "Le Lis"
Ron Carter, acoustic bass
Ray Barretto, congas

1. Quadrant 4
2. Searching For The Right Door
3. Spectrum
4. Anxiety
5. Taurian Matador
6. Stratus
7 To The Women In My Life
8. Le Lis
9. Snoopy's Search
10. Red Baron

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