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Billy Cobham


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.75 | 92 ratings

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4 stars This is certainly not the masterpiece that "Spectrum" was. But then, how many musicians ever capture lightning in a bottle twice? Judged on it's own merits this is still a damn fine fusuin album.

The four pieces of Spanish Moss - A Sound Portrait are just beautiful (and did Brand X ummm... borrow the rhythm of Flash Flood for at least one of their songs?), with some moments approaching "Spectrum".

Side two of the LP begins with, The Pleasant Pheasant, easily the best song on this album. By now you can probably tell that I favor the faster, flashier fusion pieces. Which is why the light, airy Heather is my least favorite (but not all that bad) track on the album.

This is actually a very good album, but of course, not a masterpiece.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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