Billy Cobham Spectrum

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.
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 - 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 - Spectrum (1973) [Repost]  

Posted by tiburon at April 6, 2012
Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Repost]

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973)
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

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 - Spectrum 40 Live (2015) [2CDs] {CMMC}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 4, 2016
Billy Cobham - Spectrum 40 Live (2015) [2CDs] {CMMC}

Billy Cobham - Spectrum 40 Live (2015) [2CDs] {CMMC}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 644MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 226MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Billy Cobham, the pioneering jazz-rock fusion drummer who left all his rivals and imitators in the dust when he surfaced in the 1970s, always sounded like a complete musician rather than simply a technical miracle. Approaching 70, he still does. Cobham and a hard-rocking quartet are at Ronnie Scott's, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the drummer's bandleading debut album, Spectrum, by playing most of the music from it, and a little new material besides.
What made this flat-out show so much more than a routine tribute-band trot through a famous tracklist was the enthusiastic drive of the band.
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 - 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 - Shabazz (1974) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 22, 2013
Billy Cobham - Shabazz (1974) [Re-Up]

Billy Cobham - Shabazz (1974)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 230MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

Shabazz captures Cobham's Total Eclipse band in a live setting, and contains two originals, "Shabazz" and "Tenth Pin." The other two songs, "Taurian Matador" and "Red Baron," which debuted on Cobham's classic recording, Spectrum, are given an impressive update. All of the songs are blowing sessions allowing each musician ample time to develop their ideas. Cobham attacks his drums with a vengeance on the introduction to "Shabazz" and on his powerful solo for "Tenth Pin." This is a good, old-fashioned blowing session that captures one of Cobham's best bands at their peak.

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.