Billy Cobham records debut album : ‘Spectrum’ for Atlantic (1973)

Billy Cobham’s ‘Spectrum’ is his debut album recorded on May 14, 15 & 16, 1973 and released on October 1, 1973 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Quadrant 4 (Billy Cobham) – 04:20 . 2.Searching For The Right Door (Billy Cobham) – 01:19 . 3.Spectrum (Billy Cobham) – 05:07 . 4.Anxiety (Billy Cobham) – 01:41 . 5.Taurian Matador (Billy Cobham) – 03:03 . 6.Stratus (Billy Cobham) – 09:48 . 7.To The Women In My Life (Billy Cobham) – 00:51 . 8.Le Lis (Billy Cobham) – 03:20 . 9.Snoopy’S Search (Billy Cobham) – 01:02 . 10.Red Baron (Billy Cobham) – 06:37

Musicians : Billy Cobham – Drums, Electronics . Tommy Bolin – Guitar On (1 – 3 – 4 – 6) . Jan Hammer – Electric Piano, Moog Synthesizer, Acoustic Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6) . Lee Sklar – Bass Guitar On (1 – 3 – 4 – 6) . Joe Farrell – Soprano Sax On (2.B) & Alto Sax On (5) . Jimmy Owens – Flugelhorn On (2 – 5) & Trumpet On (5) . John Tropea – Guitar On (5) . Ron Carter – Acoustic Bass On (2 – 5) . Ray Barretto – Congas On (2 – 5)

Production : Produced By Billy Cobham . Ken Scott – Engineer

Recorded On May 14–May 16, 1973 At Electric Lady Studios, New York City.

Released On October 1, 1973 By Atlantic.

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Sputnikmusic.com
The musicianship in this album is intense, every member has truly developed a sensational synergy during the recording sessions. This is definitely one for any fan of The Mahavishnu Orchestra, as its sound will be sure to keep you intrigued right to the very end. […]

jazz.com
“Stratus” became popular on radioand pieces of it even found their way into television shows and commercials. To many Cobham fans, this performance is considered the apex of his solo career because it best combined his amazing drumming and compositional abilities. “Stratus” rightfully holds a place in the jazz-fusion pantheon. […]

Tommy Bolin Archives
On the rock side, after hearing Spectrum guitar superstar Jeff Beck almost immediately went into an intense fusion foray that lasted for many years. Today, as then, Spectrum looms over the rest with it’s incredible blend of chops, power and hooks. […]

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