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Billy Cobham

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Quadrant 4 (4:30)
2. a) Snoopy's Search/ b) Red Baron (7:39)
3. Spanish Moss- "A Sound Portrait" a) Spanish Moss (4:08)
4.Moon Germs (4:55)
5. Stratus (9:50)
6. The Pleasant Pheasant (5:11)
7. a) Solo (0:16) b) Panhandler (3:50)
8. Do What Cha Wanna (The Billy Cobham/ Grorge Duke Band) (4:35)



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Line-up / Musicians


Bass [Guitar] - Alphonso Johnson (tracks: B4) , John Williams (8) (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3) , Lee Sklar* (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Drums - Billy Cobham
Electric Piano, Piano, Synthesizer - Jan Hammer (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Guitar - John Abercrombie (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3) , John Scofield (tracks: B4) , Tommy Bolin (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Keyboards - George Duke (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3, B4)
Percussion - Lee Pastora (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3)
Recorded By - Michael Brecker (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3)
Trombone - Garnett Brown (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3)
Trumpet - Randy Brecker (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3)

Releases information

Atlantic Recording Corporation 7567-81588-2 (1987) - CD release
First release Atlantic K 50620 ,Germany/SD 19238 US ,vinyl

re-released on LP by AMIGA, German Democratic Republic, in 1981 (AMIGA JAZZ series ,8 55 834)

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3.83
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
9%
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Review by Gatot
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4 stars An excellent compilation!

Most people consider Billy Cobham as jazz musician and/or drummer - that's why this compilation has no one to write the review yet, only some ratings (6 people give rating). I also actually consider him under jazz category even though it's much more on jazz-rock fusion as his debut album "Spectrum" was actually fall under jazz-rock category with some progressive elements as well. But for those newbie to Billy Cobham they should have this compilation as it represents good track from him even though he still had many other good tracks from his nine albums until this compilation was released in 1979. Personally I do not follow all albums of his but I was so amazed with his debut and ini some ways I loved "The Funky Thide of Sings" as well.

All tracks featured here are really excellent. Look at the opening track "Quadrant 4" (4:30) which runs in very fast tempo with jaw-dropping drum work. I really love Bill's drum beats as it's inventive in nature and he always inserts fast beats in between segment powerfully, with unique tom and snare sounds and it's really enjoyable to listen. The next track " a) Snoopy's Search/ b) Red Baron" (7:39) is another fine composition with great bass guitar lines and guitar work backed with his inventive drumming. Another composition that demonstrates great brass section work and I always use this track when I open a workshop or seminar is "a) Solo (0:16) b) Panhandler (3:50)" where it has excellent energy, dynamics with stunning guitar work as well as tight basslines. I always energized when I listen to this track because the combined work of guitar, bass section, bass guitar and drums is really great! Try listen to this track and I am pretty damn sure yu would love it very much especially if you love jazz- rock fusion kind of music.

"The Pleasant Pheasant" (5:11) is also a great composition and it's a favorite track for those who love jazz-rock. "Stratus" (9:50) was actually my chief reason I bought the cassette of Billy's debut album because there was guest guitarist, Tommy Bolin, contributed to the track. It's really a great track for most of you who like jazz rock. Enjoy the stunning guitar work of Tommy Bolin in funky-style combined with tight basslines and dynamic drumming. Woooo......!!! I love this track very very much .....

Simply said, this compilation is worth-collecting really.... Especially if you love jazz-rock fusion music. ANd after having this album, buy the individual abum from the debut one. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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