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 & 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.
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.