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Billy Cobham - Life & Times (1976) {WOU 8166} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 1, 2010
Billy Cobham - Life & Times (1976) {WOU 8166} [Re-Up]

Billy Cobham - Life & Times (1976) {WOU 8166}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 246MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk

Life And Times is a much over looked album from the master of funky fusion percussion. It starts off with a Mahavishu Orchestra inspired track "Life and Times" with all intense and wild fluid guitar lines and some complex drumming, but it gets better. John Scofield though is not John McLaughlin but he has his moments to shine, especially his acoustic work. "Siesta" is a beautifully laid back piece with some nice bass clarinet playing juxtaposed with piano and is an apex of the albums strength, along with "Song for a friend" parts 1 and 2, which are very similar, but become a good combination of tunes and worth the extra inclusion. "East Bay" is a cool piece of jazzy funk with just a bit of sleaziness added for good measure. Good album, worth stealing if you can get your hands on it.
Billy Cobham - The Atlantic Years 1973-1978 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Billy Cobham - The Atlantic Years 1973-1978 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 357:52 minutes | 3,89 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The fully "Remastered Eight-Album Set Features" The Legendary Drummer's Output From Atlantic Records Offered For The First Time Since The '70s. At the dawn of the 1970s, Billy Cobham built his legend with his bandleader debut, Spectrum. Raw, daring and overflowing with adrenalin, the album topped the Billboard Jazz charts. Having played for Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Mose Allison, Billy Cobham had joined the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1971, before signing to Atlantic as a solo artist in 1973. Worshipped today as a titan of drumming, Billy Cobham's career is now in its fifth decade.
Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 234 | 00:37:40

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.
Jazz Legends: Billy Cobham - Live Palais Des Festivals Hall Cannes 1989 (2004)

Jazz Legends: Billy Cobham - Live Palais Des Festivals Hall Cannes 1989 (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 000 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s, AC-3 2ch. at 448 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 755 kb/s
Genre: Jazz | Label: Quantum Leap | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 Feb. 2006 | Runtime: 65 min. | 2,34GB (DVD5)

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.
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.

Billy Cobham - Spectrum 40 Live (2015) [2CDs] {CMMC}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 4, 2016
Billy Cobham - Spectrum 40 Live (2015) [2CDs] {CMMC}

Billy Cobham - Spectrum 40 Live (2015) [2CDs] {CMMC}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 644MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 226MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Billy Cobham, the pioneering jazz-rock fusion drummer who left all his rivals and imitators in the dust when he surfaced in the 1970s, always sounded like a complete musician rather than simply a technical miracle. Approaching 70, he still does. Cobham and a hard-rocking quartet are at Ronnie Scott's, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the drummer's bandleading debut album, Spectrum, by playing most of the music from it, and a little new material besides.
What made this flat-out show so much more than a routine tribute-band trot through a famous tracklist was the enthusiastic drive of the band.

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) {Atlantic} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 6, 2012
Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) {Atlantic} [Re-Up]

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) {Atlantic}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

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.

Billy Cobham - Inner Conflicts (1977) {Wounded Bird}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 27, 2018
Billy Cobham - Inner Conflicts (1977) {Wounded Bird}

Billy Cobham - Inner Conflicts (1977) {Wounded Bird}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 94MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

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. "Inner Conflicts" is a haunting song that includes Cobham's experimentation with electronic percussion and synthesizer. "Nickles and Dimes" is a page out of Cobham's early work, while "El Barrio" is heavily influenced by African rhythms. Of note, Prince's former sidekick Sheila E. performs here with her father Pete. The closer, "Arroyo," is another of Cobham's memorable compositions that he continues to perform.
Billy Cobham, Steve Khan, Alphonso Johnson, Tom Scott - Alivemutherforya (1978) {2002 Legacy} **[RE-UP]**

Billy Cobham, Steve Khan, Alphonso Johnson, Tom Scott - Alivemutherforya (1978) {2002 Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 273 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 105 mb
Genre: jazz

Alivemutherforya is the 1978 album by Billy Cobham. Steve Khan, Alphonso Johnson, and Tom Scott, with help from Mark Soskin. Originally released on Columbia, this is a live recording and as the title explains, this is "a live mother for you". This is a Legacy CD released in 2002.

Billy Cobham - Picture This (1987) {Eagle Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 9, 2017
Billy Cobham - Picture This (1987) {Eagle Records}

Billy Cobham - Picture This (1987) {Eagle Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 373MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Most of drummer Billy Cobham's recordings have featured his groups of the period, but this set for GRP matches him with a variety of all-stars. Three songs feature Grover Washington, Jr. on soprano or tenor; Randy Brecker takes a flugelhorn solo on "Taurian Matador"; and other guests include Tom Scott (on his anonymous-sounding lyricon), keyboardist George Duke and bassist Ron Carter.