Billy Cobham Total Eclipse

Billy Cobham - Total Eclipse (1974) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by jclane at Feb. 13, 2014
Billy Cobham - Total Eclipse (1974) [Reissue 2005]

Billy Cobham - Total Eclipse (1974) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log - 271 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 104 MB | Full scans - 142 MB
Label: Atlantic Masters | Catalog.#: 8122-76585-2 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

This is Billy Cobham's third solo recording under his own name and is a fine follow-up to Crosswinds. The mini-suite "Solarization" not only showcases the band's technical abilities, but also Cobham's strong compositional skills. It also features a schizophrenic piano solo ("Second Phase") from the underrated pianist Milcho Leviev, who sounds like a mutation of Cecil Taylor and Bill Evans.
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 - Stratus (1981) {Sanyo Mastering} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 16, 2013
Billy Cobham - Stratus (1981) {Sanyo Mastering} [Re-Up]

Billy Cobham - Stratus (1981) {Sanyo Mastering}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 163MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

This is the companion disc to Flight Time, which was also recorded for the Inakustik label. While not quite as original as its predecessor it is still highly recommended. A young Mike Stern had not completely developed his sound yet, but is still unmistakable. Violinist Michael Urbaniak's presence gives Cobham classics like "Stratus," "AC/DC" and "Total Eclipse" a fresh sound. Here again, Cobham is more than willing to let his collegues step to the forefront and offer up their unique ideas, some better than other (Goldstein's "Wrapped in a Cloud" is enchanting while Landers' Reggae offering, "All Hallows Eve," falls flat).
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.

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.

Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings (1975) {Atlantic}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 6, 2017
Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings (1975) {Atlantic}

Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings (1975) {Atlantic}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 279MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Another strong album from a top funky drummer Billy Cobham. While elements of funk were always a part of his band's sound, it was now the primary focus. "Panhandler" stands out as the session's most memorable composition, while Milcho Leviev contributes nicely on "Moody Modes." Cobham fans will want to seek this out for the extended drum solo "A Funky Kind of Thing," which stands as one of the most original drum solos he ever recorded. Of particular interest here is the presence of John Scofield, who had replaced John Abercrombie.

Billy Cobham - Drum 'n' Voice Vol.4 (2016) {NP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 28, 2017
Billy Cobham - Drum 'n' Voice Vol.4 (2016) {NP}

Billy Cobham - Drum 'n' Voice Vol.4 (2016) {NP}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 391MB + 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.
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 - Magic & Simplicity Of Expression, Depth Of Thought (1977-78) {Sony}

Billy Cobham - Magic & Simplicity Of Expression, Depth Of Thought (1977-78) {Sony}
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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 Presents Nordic - Off Color (1998) {Eagle} [Re-Up]

Billy Cobham Presents Nordic - Off Color (1998) {Eagle}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 393MB + 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.