Billy Cobham visits Jerusalem (2011)

June 18, 2011 - Billy Cobham plus Jean-Marie Ecay (g), Christophe Cravero (kb, viol), Michael Mondesier (b), Camelia Ben Naceur (kb) and Junior Gill (steel pan/pan cat) will attend The Israel Festival in Jerusalem<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Stanley Clarke releases his fourth album : ‘School Days’ recorded with John Mclaughlin, George Duke, Billy Cobham et al (1976)

Stanley Clarke's 'School Days' is his fourth album recorded in June 1976 and released the same year by Nemperor Records.1 . School Days (w/ George Duke) 2 . School Days (w/ Larry Coryell, Sevilla, 1991) 3 . Life Is Just A Game (10/12/1979) 4 . Life Is Just A Game Track Listing : 1.School Days (Stanley Clarke) - 07:51 . 2.Quiet Afternoon (Stanley Clarke) - 05:09 . 3.The Dancer (Stanley…

Happy Birthday Billy Cobham. ‘One More Year B.C.’

This day (May 16, 1944), in Panama, is born Billy Cobham, a Panamanian American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Crosswinds Project - 6 (2018) . Radioactive (2017) . Live Indy (2015) . Stratus II (2013) . Milan (2011) . Red Barron (2002) . Mirage . w / George Duke - Rush Hour (1998) . Stratus (1989) . Solo (1983) . w/ George Duke Band - Almustafa The Beloved (1976) . Live Palais Des Festivals…

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…

Billy Cobham & Spectrum 40 are at Yoshi’s (2015)

April 29, 2015 - Billy Cobham performs with Gary Husband (kb), Dean Brown (g) and Riccardo Fierrabracci (b) at Yoshi's in Oakland, California<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham drums in Moscow (2016)

March 4, 2016 - Billy Cobham plays with Aleksey Kozlov (s), Eugene Sharikov (b) and Yuri Pogiba (kb) at Alexey Kozlov Club in Moscow, Russia<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham celebrates 40 years of Spectrum (2013)

January 18, 2013 - the Billy Cobham's "Spectrum 40 Tour" with Jerry Goodman stops at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham brings his Crosswinds Project to Paris (2018)

December 3, 2018 - Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project – that is Billy Cobham (d), Fareed Haque (g), Tim Landers (b), Scott Tibbs (kb), Paul Hanson (bassoon) - perform at New Morning in Paris<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham drums in London (2017)

October 31, 2017 - Billy Cobham and his band featuring Fareed Haque on guitar will perform at Jazz Café in London<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham drums in Paris (2011)

October 15, 2011 - Billy Cobham is accompanied by Camelia Ben Naceur (kb), Steve Hamilton (kb), Jean-Marie Ecay (g) and Michael Mondesir (b) at Live at La Villette Jazz Festival in Paris <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham goes to a German club (2014)

October 11, 2014 - Billy Cobham is accompanied by Camelia Ben Naceur (kb), Steve Hamilton (kb), Jean-Marie Ecay (g) and Michael Mondesir (b) at Jazz Club Hannover (Germany) <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham drums in Minneapolis (2013)

October 1, 2013 - Billy Cobham performs at Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham drums in Montreux (1978)

July 19, 1978 - Billy Cobham drums with Alvin Batiste (cl, perc), Tom Coster (kb), Ray Mouton (g), Charles Singleton (g) and Randy Jackson (b) at "Montreux Jazz Festival" in Switzerland<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

On TV today, Billy Cobham on British television (1974)

July 13, 1974 - you do not want to miss the BBC show "The Old Grey Whistle Test" with Billy Cobham,John Abercrombie, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker and more, recorded live in June at the Rainbow Theater in London, England<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

Billy Cobham teams up with George Duke at Montreux Jazz (1976)

July 6, 1976 - Billy Cobham, George Duke plus John Scofield and Alphonso Johnson, share the stage at "Montreux Jazz Festival" in Switzerland<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/><img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cd-cover.jpg' alt='George Duke…

Rypdal, Bailey & Cobham get together (1994)

September 17, 1994 - Terje Rypdal, Victor Bailey and Billy Cobham perform together at "Jazzfestival Viersen" in Viersen, Germany<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/>

This week In Jazz Legends 18/52

Miles Davis, Gill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Martial Solal, Johnny Griffin, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Elvin Jones, Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Dave Brubeck, e.s.t., Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

Miles Davis records ‘On the Corner’ for Columbia (1972)

Miles Davis' 'On the Corner' is a studio album recorded on June 1, 6 and July 7, 1972 and released on October 11, 1972 by Columbia.1 . Turnaroundphrase (November 3 1973, Vienna) 2 . On The Corner Session (Interviews NY) Track Listing : 1.On The Corner; New York Girl; Thinkin' One Thing And Doin' Another; Vote For Miles (Miles Davis) - 20:02 . 2.Black Satin (Miles Davis) - 05:20 . 3.One And One…

Douglas Records publish John McLaughlin’s ‘My Goal’s Beyond,’ his third solo album (1971)

John McLaughlin's 'My Goal's Beyond' is his third solo album dedicated to Indian guru Sri Chinmoy, his spiritual leade aAnd released in June 1971 by Douglas Records. 1 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat 2 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat (w/ Jonas Hellborg) 3 . Blue In Green 4 . Blue In Green (Chicago) Track Listing : 1.Peace One (John Mclaughlin) - 07:18 . 2.Peace Two (John Mclaughlin) - 12:15 . 3.Goodbye Pork…

Atlantic release ‘Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway’ featuring ‘Where Is the Love’ (1972)

'Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway' feat. 'Where Is the Love' is a duet album released on May 6, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.I (Who Have Nothing) (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Carlo Donida) - 05:00 . 2.You'Ve Got A Friend (Carole King) - 02:34 . 3.Baby I Love You (Jimmy Holiday, Ronnie Shannon) - 03:24 . 4.Be Real Black For Me (Charles Mann, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack) - 03:30 .…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

Happy Birthday Narada Michael Walden. ‘Mas Que Narada’

This day (April 23, 1952), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is born Narada Michael Walden, an American producer, drummer, singer and songwriter. Digest Tracklist : Sizzle Reel (2013) . 40 Days & 40 Nights (2012) . Shake The House . w/ Jeff Beck - Drum Solo, Sheffield (2010) . Freeway Of Love (2008) . w/ Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson & Alex Acuna - Black Market (1995) . Interview (1988) . The Real…

Columbia publish ‘Big Fun,’ an album by Miles Davis recorded over a period of four years (1974)

Miles Davis 'Big Fun' is a double album recorded between 1969 and 1972 and released on April 19, 1974 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Great Expectations (Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul) / Orange Lady (Joe Zawinul) – 27:23 . 2.Ife (Miles Davis) – 21:34 . 3.Recollections (Joe Zawinul) - 18:55 . 4.Trevere (Miles Davis) – 05:55 . 5.Go Ahead John (Miles Davis) – 28:27 . 6.Lonely Fire (Miles Davis) – 21:21 .…

Four 80s Concerts with Herbie Hancock

To celebrate Herbie Hancock, who turns 82 today - Happy Birthday BTW - we have put together four of his Eighties (and acoustic) concerts (Tokyo, Lugano, Munich and Hambourg).

Massive Attack release their debut album : ‘Blue Lines’ featuring ‘Daydreaming’ and ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ (1991)

Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines' is their debut studio album released on April 8, 1991 by Wild Bunch (their own label).Track Listing : 1.Safe From Harm (Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Shara Nelson) - 05:18 . . 2.One Love (Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Horace Andy, Claude Williams) - 04:48 . . 3.Blue Lines (Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja,…

Grover Washington Jr. records ‘Soul Box’ arranged by Bob James (1973)

Grover Washington, Jr.'s 'Soul Box' is his third album arranged by Bob James, recorded in March 1973 and released the same year by Kudu Records.Track Listing : 1.Aubrey (David Gates) - 03:44 . 2.Masterpiece (Norman Whitfield) - 013:20 . 3.Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye) - 015:56 . 4.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder) - 06:03 . 5.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 011:11 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 10/52

Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter . Billy Cobham, Sonny Rollins, Ernestine Anderson, Art Blakey . The Jazz Messengers, Buddy Rich . His Orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, Les Mccann . Eddie Harris, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz . Flora Purim, Milton Nascimento . Naná Vasconcelos, Bobby McferrinThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

Horace Silver records the first session of ‘Serenade to a Soul Sister’ with Stanley Turrentine et al (1968)

Horace Silver's 'Serenade to a Soul Sister' is an album recorded on February 23 & March 29, 1968 with Charles Tolliver, Stanley Turrentine and others and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Psychedelic Sally Horace Silver) - 07:14 . 2.Serenade To A Soul Sister Horace Silver) - 06:19 . 3.Rain Dance Horace Silver) - 06:21 . 4.Jungle Juice Horace Silver) - 06:46 . 5.Kindred…

Miles Davis records ‘Jack Johnson’ also known as ‘A Tribute to Jack Johnson’ for Columbia (1970)

Miles Davis' 'Jack Johnson' is a soundtrack album also known as 'A Tribute to Jack Johnson' recorded on February 18 and April 7, 1970 and released in February 1971 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Right Off (Miles Davis, Teo Macero) – 26:53 . 2.Yesternow (Miles Davis) – 25:34Jim MarshallALSO READOfficial SiteWikipediaHyperallergicThe Leica Camera BlogMusicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Steve Grossman…

This week In Jazz Legends 03/52

Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis . Friends, Ornette Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Jason Moran, Eliane Elias, Lionel Loueke, Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline . Fred FrithThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Gerry Mulligan . Out Back Of The Barn…

We remember Michael Brecker. ‘Ace Brecker’

This day (January 13, 2007), in New York City, New York, died Michael Brecker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2003) . Delta City Blues (1998) . Peep (1990) . w/ Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turrentine - Four Sleepers / Pools (1989) . w/ Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao . Choral (1983) . w/ Ben Sidran - Someday My Prince Will Come (1978) .…

Elektra publish Carly Simon’s fourth album : ‘Hotcakes’ featuring ‘Mockingbird’ and ‘Haven’t Got Time for the Pain’ (1974)

Carly Simon's 'Hotcakes' is her fourth studio album produced by Richard Perry and released on January 11, 1974 by Elektra. Track Listing : 1.Safe And Sound (Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman) - 3:40 . 2.Mind On My Man (Carly Simon) - 02:59 . 3.Think I'M Gonna Have A Baby (Carly Simon) - 03:57 . 4.Older Sister (Carly Simon) - 03:09 . 5.Just Not True (Carly Simon) - 05:19 . 6.Hotcakes (Carly Simon) -…

Happy Birthday Mike Stern. ‘Upside Mike’

This day (January 10, 1953), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Mike Sedgwick a.k.a. Mike Stern, an American jazz guitarist,Tracklist : w/ Jeff Lorber - Righteous (2019) . w/ Manu Katche Richard Bona & Niels Lan Doky - @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . Out Of The Blue (2017) . Chromazone (2016) . Kate (2015) . w/ Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (2013) . January 1 (2012) . w/ Didier Lockwood -…

Sony publish Mahavishnu Orchestra’s sixth album : ‘Inner Worlds’ (1976)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Inner Worlds' is their sixth (and its last for nearly ten years) album released in January 1976 by Sony.Track Listing : 1.All In The Family (John McLaughlin) - 06:02 . 2.Miles Out (John McLaughlin) - 06:44 . 3.In My Life (John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden) - 03:22 . 4.Gita (John McLaughlin) - 04:29 . 5.Morning Calls (John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden) - 01:23 .…

Happy Birthday John McLaughlin. ‘Elegant Octogenarian’

This day (January 4, 1942), in  Doncaster, South Yorkshire (UK), is born John McLaughlin, an English guitarist, bandleader and composer.Tracklist : w/ Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman etc - The Quarantine Blues (2020) . El Hombre Que Sabia (2019) . Meeting of the Spirits/Birds of Fire (2017) . w/ Chick Corea – Miles Beyond (2016) . w/ Jean Luc Ponty & Zakir Hussain – Lotus Feet (2013) . Little…

Happy Birthday John Scofield. ‘Sco Hand’

This day (December 26, 1951), in  Dayton, Ohio, is born John Scofield, an American jazz guitarist and composer.Tracklist : Self Portrait in Three Colors (2020) . w/ Jon Cleary – @Reigenlive (2019) . Icons at the fair (2018) . w/ Uberjam Band – Blue Matter (2017) . w/ Mehldau Guiliana – Wake Up (2016) . w/ Joe Lovano Quartet – Chariots (2015) . Lawns (2014) . w/ Organic Trio @ Jazzwoche Burghausen…

Milt Jackson begins the recording ‘Goodbye,’ an album for CTI (1972)

Milt Jackson's 'Goodbye' is an album recorded on December 12, 1972 and December, 1973 with various top class musicians and released in 1974 By Cti.Track Listing : 1.Old Devil Moon (E. Y. Harburg, Burton Lane) - 05:50 . 2.S.K.J. (Milt Jackson) - 06:47 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) - 06:46 . 4.Detour Ahead (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo) - 08:00 . 5.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) - 09:21 Pete…

Stanley Turrentine records for CTI ‘Sugar,’ an album with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter et al (1970)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Sugar' is an album recorded mainly during November 1970 with among others, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter, ... and released In 1971 By CTI.Track Listing : 1.Sugar (Stanley Turrentine) - 10:03 . 2.Sunshine Alley (Butch Cornell) - 10:48 . 3.Impressions (John Coltrane) - 14:14 . 4.Gibraltar (Stanley Turrentine) - 9:35 Pete Turner ALSO READOfficial…