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The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band - Live On Tour In Europe (1976) {Wounded Bird}

The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band - Live On Tour In Europe (1976) {Wounded Bird}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 197MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Following two studio recordings, this impressive band hit the road and cut this session with keyboardist George Duke. Their encounter provided for an uneven, but infectious, recording. "Hip Pockets," composed by Cobham, and "Ivory Tattoo," composed by Scofield, begin the session with some intense playing. Things get a bit goofy with "Space Lady" (a song which probably worked better live), and a bit melodramatic with "Almustafa the Beloved."
Billy Cobham - Magic & Simplicity Of Expression, Depth Of Thought (1977-78) {Sony}

Billy Cobham - Magic & Simplicity Of Expression, Depth Of Thought (1977-78) {Sony}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 538MB + 5% Recovery
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 - Flight Time (1980) {Inak}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 5, 2016
Billy Cobham - Flight Time (1980) {Inak}

Billy Cobham - Flight Time (1980) {Inak}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

A lesser known Cobham recording that has only been available in the U.S. as an import. Cobham also seems to push guitarists to new heights (i.e. Tommy Bolin, John Abercrombie, John Scofield) and does so here with Barry Finnerty. Their interaction on the tune "Flight Time" is reminiscent of Cobham/Bolin on Spectrum. Yet, despite the intensity and chops of Finnerty and Cobham, this session is remarkably restrained thanks in large part to the thoughtful playing of keyboarist Don Grolnick. There is a definite sense of a band here, rather than just a collection of all-stars playing Billy Cobham songs; in fact, the only Cobham retread is "Antares" (from Magic). Whether it is Don Grolnick's piano solo on "6 Persimmons" or his opening duet with Barry Finnerty on "Princess," Cobham should get just as much credit for what he did not play.

Billy Cobham Presents Nordic - Off Color (1998) {Eagle}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 4, 2016
Billy Cobham Presents Nordic - Off Color (1998) {Eagle}

Billy Cobham Presents Nordic - Off Color (1998) {Eagle}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 393MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 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.
Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2016] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:38 minutes | Full Scans included | 2,38 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 37:35 mins | Scans included | 761 MB
Features Stereo and Quadrophonic surround sound | SACD Mastering by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 234
Billy Cobham - Inner Conflicts (1978) {2014 Japan 24-bit Fusion Best Collection 1000}

Billy Cobham - Inner Conflicts (1978) {2014 Japan 24-bit Fusion Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 280 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan | WPCR-28147
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk

Features 24-bit digital remastering. Comes with a mini-description. A solid effort that has been dismissed based upon its associations with two Cobham lemons, Simplicity of Expression: Depth of Thought and B.C., all recorded around the same time. This recording finds Cobham continuing to explore the funk genre; however, the overall mood here is quite darker and more introspective, similar to Crosswinds.

By Design by Billy Cobham (Repost)  

Posted by thingska at Feb. 16, 2015
By Design by Billy Cobham (Repost)

By Design by Billy Cobham
English | Nov 1, 1993 | ISBN: 0769233686 | 41 Pages | RAR / PDF&MP3 192 Kbps | 143 MB
Billy Cobham - Drum 'n' Voice (2001) {Just Groove} [Repost]

Billy Cobham - Drum 'n' Voice (2001) {Just Groove}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 362MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Electric studio project with Billy Cobham and group of Italian musicians with guest appearances by Michael and Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez, and even Gregg Brown from Osibisa. Billy lays down a solid groove and the musicians solo over and around the beat, through instrumental and vocal tracks. The group perform original jazz/funk/fusion material, and a new version of Billy Cobham's 'Red Baron' with vocals.
Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973/2001) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Remastered 2001]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:43 minutes | 762 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of the most important albums of the jazz-funk genre, 1973’s Spectrum shows legendary drummer Billy Cobham—a veteran of groundbreaking fusion albums by Miles Davis and Weather Report—at a creative peak. Joined by keyboardist Jan Hammer (of Mahavishnu Orchestra), guitarist Tommy Bolin, and bassist Lee Sklar, Cobham delivers a hard-grooving, sophisticated performance that stands among the era’s best fusion recordings.

Billy Cobham Band - Live In Leverkusen (2011) {BHM}  

Posted by ruskaval at March 12, 2012
Billy Cobham Band - Live In Leverkusen (2011) {BHM}

Billy Cobham Band - Live In Leverkusen (2011) {BHM}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 569 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 100 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 BHM Productions / ZYX | BHM 1060-2
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop

This is a live recording by the great drummer Billy Cobham with his new young band, done in Leverkusen (Germany) in November 2010 and it kicks ass! At age 67, Billy Cobham is still on top of his game and his drumming is just superb propelling the music to new heights, the band is top-notch, delivering an outstanding concert full of classic fusion and jazz-funk. One of my all-time favorite drummers!