MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

LIFE & TIMES

Billy Cobham

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Billy Cobham Life & Times album cover
3.74 | 28 ratings | 1 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy BILLY COBHAM Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Life & Times (6:58)
2. 29 (2:28)
3.
- a. Siesta (3:36)
- b. Wake Up!!!!!! That's What You Said (0:04)
4. East Bay (6:08)
5. Earthlings (5:04)
6. Song For A Friend (Part I) (5:03)
7. On A Natural High (5:17)
8. Song For A Friend (Part II) (4:43)

Total Time 39:21

Lyrics

Search BILLY COBHAM Life & Times lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search BILLY COBHAM Life & Times tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Billy Cobham / percussion, Moog synthesizer, arranger & producer

With:
- John Scofield / guitar
- George Duke ("Dawilli Gonga") / keyboards
- Allan Zavod / organ (1)
- Phil Bodner / bass clarinet & flute (3-a)
- Gene Orloff / violin (3-a)
- Al Brown / viola (3-a)
- Kermit Moore / cello (3-a)
- Doug Rauch / bass
- Richard Davis / bass (3-a)
- Arif Mardin / arrangements (3-a)

Releases information

Artwork: Frank Moscati (photo) with Bob Defrin (art direction)

LP Atlantic ‎- SD 18166 (1976, US)

CD Wounded Bird Records ‎- WOU 8166 (2000, US)

Thanks to clarke2001 for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
Edit this entry

BILLY COBHAM MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy BILLY COBHAM Life & Times Music


Life & TimesLife & Times
Import
Imports 2014
Audio CD$14.73
$13.26 (used)
Life & Times by Billy CobhamLife & Times by Billy Cobham
Warner
Audio CD$846.09

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
BILLY COBHAM, LIFE & TIMES, ATLANTIC USD $5.99 Buy It Now 10h 7m
BILLY COBHAM LIFE & TIMES OBI JAPAN P-10183A USD $29.00 Buy It Now 23h 15m
BILLY COBHAM LIFE & TIMES VINYL JAZZ LP VG+ USD $6.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Billy Cobham - Live: Flight Time GER LP 1981 //1 USD $3.44 Buy It Now 4 days
Billy Cobham - Life & Times - Jazz Fusion-Jazz Rock Vinyl LP in Shrink USD $5.99 [1 bids]
4 days
Billy Cobham - Life & Times US LP 1976 /4* USD $15.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Billy Cobham - Life And Times LP UK 1976 VG+/VG+ # Jazz Fusion USD $19.98 Buy It Now 8 days
Billy Cobham ?- Life & Times : Atlantic ?- SD 18166 vinyl LP EX cond USD $11.00 Buy It Now 8 days
BILLY COBHAM-LIFE & TIMES-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 USD $12.50 Buy It Now 8 days
BILLY COBHAM...LIFE & TIMES...EXCELLENT CONDITION USD $3.99 Buy It Now 9 days
BILLY COBHAM Life & Times WPCR-28119 CD JAPAN 2014 NEW USD $41.76 Buy It Now 10 days
BILLY COBHAM - Life Times - CD USD $22.75 Buy It Now 12 days
SEALED 8-Track BILLY COBHAM Life & Times soul 1976 Atlantic PICTURE COVER USD $13.98 Buy It Now 12 days
BILLY COBHAM LP LIFE & TIMES SD 18166 EX/EX 1976 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Billy Cobham Life and Times Vinyl LP Record 1st Pressing VG+ USD $24.95 Buy It Now 15 days
RARE! BILLY COBHAM Life & Times, 1976 Atlantic, WELL MAINTAINED, NICE! USD $7.98 Buy It Now 15 days
BILLY COBHAM Reflected Journey CD Live in Tokyo Jazz Drums ShaBazz Prime Time USD $10.99 Buy It Now 15 days
Billy Cobham - Life & Times - LP USD $7.99 Buy It Now 16 days
[SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~NM LP~BILLY COBHAM~LIFE & Times~{Original 1976~ATLANTIC~Issue]~ USD $8.49 Buy It Now 17 days
BILLY COBHAM LIVE FLIGHT TIME LP German 1981 Mint USD $14.99 Buy It Now 20 days
8 TRACK< USD $8.99 Buy It Now 21 days
Life & Times [Audio CD] Cobham Billy USD $17.57 Buy It Now 22 days
COBHAM BILLY - Flight Time Live - CD - Import - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $53.95 Buy It Now 23 days
BILLY COBHAM - Life Times - CD - **Mint Condition** USD $25.95 Buy It Now 24 days
BILLY COBHAM Life & Times VINYL LP promo record album Atlantic SD 18166 EX+/VG+ USD $7.74 Buy It Now 26 days
BILLY COBHAM - LIFE & TIMES - 8 TRACK TAPE - NEW USD $9.95 Buy It Now 27 days
BILLY COBHAM - Flight Time Live - CD - Import - **Excellent Condition** USD $32.49 Buy It Now 27 days
BILLY COBHAM 'Life & Times' Original 1976 NM unplayed 1st press Promo LP USD $9.99 Buy It Now 28 days
Live: Flight Time by Billy Cobham (CD, Mar-1994, Peter Pan (ISP)) USD $12.99 Buy It Now 28 days
BILLY COBHAM Life & Times LP 1976 ATLANTIC Jazz (VG++) USD $5.00 Buy It Now 29 days
Billy Cobham Life And & Times Jazz LP Vinyl Record Album 181166 NM FREE SHIPPING USD $9.99 Buy It Now 29 days

More places to buy BILLY COBHAM music online Buy BILLY COBHAM & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

BILLY COBHAM Life & Times ratings distribution


3.74
(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
57%
Good, but non-essential (14%)
14%
Collectors/fans only (14%)
14%
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)
4%

BILLY COBHAM Life & Times reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Money
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
4 stars This album came out in 1976 when a lot of other fusion musicians had sold out and started producing "fuzak", but not Cobham. This album is just as innovative and energetic as anything that came out in the early 70s. For Cobham, this is a small band, but an extremely talented one. Doug Rauch and George Duke in particular are often overlooked and underrated players. Duke can hold his own with any of the 70s jazz greats like Corea and Hancock, and is a lot better at playing hard funk than they are. Duke is also better at manipulating the sounds on his synthesizer in real time. He displays a lot of knowledge and intuition on this difficult instrument. This album also shows off what a sophisticated writer and arranger Cobham was becoming.

Side one opens with some typical Cobham style high energy jazz rock. The song Life and Times features a complicated melody similar to Zappa or Corea and 29 is driven by a rapid montuno like figure from Duke. On Siesta things change up a bit. This song is a sophisticated jazz ballad with unusual twists and turns and features a small chamber quintet. The mini-orchestral arrangements on this tune are somewhat similar to Gil Evans or 60s Hancock. Finally the side closes with a tribute to Oakland CA called East Bay. This song is hard and funky like the tough blue collar city it is dedicated to. George Duke plays a great Fender Rhodes solo on this one.

Side two opens with more high energy fusion, this time with a melody similar to Cobham's days with Mahavishnu. After this comes another change of pace with a really nice ballad called Song for a Friend. This song is a beautiful piece of spacey lounge jazz that features excellent relaxed solos from Duke and Schofield. It has an almost ambient texture similar to some of Eno's work and would have made a great selection for a 90s acid jazz DJ to play. Cobham brings back the funk on On a Natural High and closes out the album peacefully with a reprise of For a Friend, this time with a longer solo from Schofield.

If you like 70s jazz fusion, it doesn't get much better than this.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of BILLY COBHAM "Life & Times"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives