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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Electric Man (7:06)
2. Alive (5:14)
3. Roller (8:24)
4. We The People (5:34)
5. Destiny (6:47)
6. I'd Like To Change (5:04)
7. Dreamer (4:24)
8. Route (4:48)
9. Stratus (6:30)

Total time 53:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Billy Cobham / drums

- Chaka Khan / lead & backing vocals (2)
- Dora Nicolosi / vocals (2,6)
- Gino Vanneli / vocals (4)
- Jarod Lawson / backing vocals
- Liesa Heart / backing vocals
- Lino Nicolosi / guitar
- John Scofield / guitar solo (5)
- Pino Nicolosi / Fender Rhodes (1-3,6-9), Hammond (2-4,6-8), synth bass (2,8), programming (4,6)
- Brian Auger / Hammond & Fender Rhodes (1,5)
- George Duke / Nord Lead 3 synth solo (3)
- Bob Mintzer / tenor saxophone (3,7), Akai EWI synth (9)
- Rossana Nicolosi / bass
- Alex Acuna / Percussion (4,5)

Releases information

2xLP Soul Trade ‎- STLP 0001 (2010, Italy)

CD Politur ‎- 233057 (2010, Europe)

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Review by snobb
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3 stars Billy Cobham made his name as legendary drummer still in 70-s, playing with John McLaughlin and releasing some great fusion solo albums. From 80-s he lives in Zurich, Switzerland, and participates in some different musical projects. Some of them are world-fusion based and includes participation of some Cuban musicians, another are European based. Nordic was his project with less known Norwegian musicians playing post-bop. Drum'n'Voice is another one, based on collaboration with Nicolosi family and other Italian musicians, but with many guest stars participated on recordings. This album is third in line release from Drum'n'Voice series.

Whenever musically based on funk fusion, all Drum'n'Voice project series albums are quite attractive in moments. Third one is not exception. If in his world fusion works of similar time Cobham demonstrates his great drumming combined with soft, melodic and often simplified music, on Drum'n'Voice releases listener still can find many of his renowned jazz funk fusion pieces.

For sure, even from the first look on this project's third album's line-up one can see that participation of such artists as Chaka Khan or Gino Vanelli means some material will sound as soul or smooth jazz. Yes, it's truth, but don't afraid too much - even in such songs common funky fusion atmosphere exists. But bigger part of numbers presented is keyboards-based funky fusion (and both keyboardists - Brian Auger and George Duke - are great). The guitarist is John Scofield and percussionist - Alex Acuna, so you can expect quality music there.

For sure, no even traces of experimentation are presented, but this album is dedicated to different listener - fans of comfortable funky fusion with soul and Latin elements will be pleased. And - happily - whole album isn't too cheese, so comparing with some last Cobham's releases this one is one for fusion lovers.

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