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Billy Cobham - Life & Times (1976) {WOU 8166}  Music

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

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 - Life & Times (1976) {WOU 8166}
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 - 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.

Billy Cobham & Band - Leverkusener Jazztage 2016 [HDTV 720p]  Music

Posted by stfine at Jan. 15, 2017
Billy Cobham & Band - Leverkusener Jazztage 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Billy Cobham & Band - Leverkusener Jazztage 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 8.1 mbps, 50 fps | Dolby AC3 stereo 448kbps | 00:41:50 | GB
Jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop, jazz funk | WDR HD | HDTV->TS

"Fusion's greatest drummer", Billy Cobham gives outstanding performance at 37th Leverkusener Jazztage, Nov 08, 2016.
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 - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2016] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:38 minutes | Full Scans included | 2,38 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 37:35 mins | Scans included | 761 MB
Features Stereo and Quadrophonic surround sound | SACD Mastering by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 234