Billy Cobham Focused

Billy Cobham - Focused (1998) {Eagle}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 11, 2013
Billy Cobham - Focused (1998) {Eagle}

Billy Cobham - Focused (1998) {Eagle}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 428MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 183MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

This is another fine effort from Cobham, who continues to turn out quality recordings that have gone largely unnoticed by both critics and consumers. Beginning with Incoming, Cobham toned down his thunderous approach in favor of a more controlled and complimentary style. His compositions also reflected consideration for the development of his fellow bandmates. Focused continues this trend with an overwhelming sense of honesty. Joining him are his former band mate Randy Brecker and fellow collaborator drummer/keyboardist Gary Husband. Most of the tunes here are over seven minutes long and allow each member to fully develop their statements. Brecker is particularly stunning on "Nothing Can Hurt Her Now."

Billy Cobham - Focused (1998)  Music

Posted by KGmB at July 19, 2009
Billy Cobham - Focused (1998)

Billy Cobham - Focused (1998)
EAC Rip | APE, Image + CUE, LOG | 412 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 171 MB | Scans
Jazz Rock, Fusion | Label: Eagle | Catalog Number: EAGCD039 | RAR 3% Rec. | RS.com, DF.com

This is another fine effort from Cobham, who continues to turn out quality recordings that have gone largely unnoticed by both critics and consumers. Beginning with Incoming, Cobham toned down his thunderous approach in favor of a more controlled and complimentary style. His compositions also reflected consideration for the development of his fellow bandmates. Focused continues this trend with an overwhelming sense of honesty. Joining him are his former band mate Randy Brecker and fellow collaborator drummer/keyboardist Gary Husband. Most of the tunes here are over seven minutes long and allow each member to fully develop their statements. Brecker is particularly stunning on "Nothing Can Hurt Her Now." Gary Husband backs up Cobham's accolades of him as being a thoughtful keyboardist. Carl Orr makes his presence felt as well, proving adept at both jazz and fusion guitar styles. There is also plenty of Cobham here to satisfy his drum following; however, there is a level of maturity and depth here that sets this session apart from his previous efforts.
Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 234 | 00:37:40

Drummer Billy Cobham was fresh from his success with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he recorded his debut album, which is still his best. Most of the selections showcase Cobham in a quartet with keyboardist Jan Hammer, guitarist Tommy Bolin, and electric bassist Lee Sklar. Two other numbers include Joe Farrell on flute and soprano and trumpeter Jimmy Owens with guitarist John Tropea, Hammer, bassist Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto on congas. The generally high-quality compositions (which include "Red Baron") make this fusion set a standout, a strong mixture of rock-ish rhythms and jazz improvising.

Billy Cobham - Picture This (1987) {Eagle Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 9, 2017
Billy Cobham - Picture This (1987) {Eagle Records}

Billy Cobham - Picture This (1987) {Eagle Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 373MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Most of drummer Billy Cobham's recordings have featured his groups of the period, but this set for GRP matches him with a variety of all-stars. Three songs feature Grover Washington, Jr. on soprano or tenor; Randy Brecker takes a flugelhorn solo on "Taurian Matador"; and other guests include Tom Scott (on his anonymous-sounding lyricon), keyboardist George Duke and bassist Ron Carter.

Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings (1975) {Atlantic}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 6, 2017
Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings (1975) {Atlantic}

Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings (1975) {Atlantic}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 279MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Another strong album from a top funky drummer Billy Cobham. While elements of funk were always a part of his band's sound, it was now the primary focus. "Panhandler" stands out as the session's most memorable composition, while Milcho Leviev contributes nicely on "Moody Modes." Cobham fans will want to seek this out for the extended drum solo "A Funky Kind of Thing," which stands as one of the most original drum solos he ever recorded. Of particular interest here is the presence of John Scofield, who had replaced John Abercrombie.

Billy Cobham - Drum 'n' Voice Vol.4 (2016) {NP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 28, 2017
Billy Cobham - Drum 'n' Voice Vol.4 (2016) {NP}

Billy Cobham - Drum 'n' Voice Vol.4 (2016) {NP}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 391MB + 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.

Billy Cobham - Compass Point (1997)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 5, 2017
Billy Cobham - Compass Point (1997)

Billy Cobham - Compass Point (1997)
Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 86 min | 201 MB
Label: Purple Pyramid | Rel:1997

Recorded live at Compass Point Hotel in the Bahamas in 1997, this double-disc album features legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham performing with his quartet. Backing Cobham here are guitarist Carl Orr, bassist Stefan Rademacher, and keyboardist Gary Husband. This is highly engaging fusion and post-bop-influenced jazz.

Billy Cobham & Band - Leverkusener Jazztage 2016 [HDTV 720p]  Music

Posted by stfine at Jan. 15, 2017
Billy Cobham & Band - Leverkusener Jazztage 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Billy Cobham & Band - Leverkusener Jazztage 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 8.1 mbps, 50 fps | Dolby AC3 stereo 448kbps | 00:41:50 | GB
Jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop, jazz funk | WDR HD | HDTV->TS

"Fusion's greatest drummer", Billy Cobham gives outstanding performance at 37th Leverkusener Jazztage, Nov 08, 2016.
Jazz Legends: Billy Cobham - Live Palais Des Festivals Hall Cannes 1989 (2004)

Jazz Legends: Billy Cobham - Live Palais Des Festivals Hall Cannes 1989 (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 000 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s, AC-3 2ch. at 448 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 755 kb/s
Genre: Jazz | Label: Quantum Leap | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 Feb. 2006 | Runtime: 65 min. | 2,34GB (DVD5)

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.
Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973) Atlantic/SD 7268 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Billy Cobham – Spectrum
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Atlantic/SD 7268 | Released: 1973 | This Issue: 197? |Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
There’s no question that Billy Cobham is one of the most talented and influencial drummers on the planet. I had high hopes going into this one that it would be another “Birds Of Fire” shred-fest. Not quite, although the first song delivers big time in that style. Jan Hammer, his old MAHIVISHNU ORCHESTRA band mate helps out, while Tommy Bolin doesn’t disappoint on guitars. We also get some bass, sax, flugelhorn, trumpet and flute to round out this mostly jazzy sounding album.