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…

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'/>

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 Collaborations 31/52

Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo, Billy Joel & Boyz Ii Men, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards & Ron Wood, George Harrison, Eric Clapton & Leon Russell , John Lennon & Paul Mccartney, Larry Coryell & Murali Coryell, Sachal Jazz Ensemble & Wynton Marsalis , George Duke & Billy Cobham, Carlos Santana & Jerry Garcia, Liza Minnelli & Pet Shop Boys, Lang Lang &…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 29/52

Miles Davis & Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, Arturo Sandoval & Tito Puente, Bob Weir & Grace Potter, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana & Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Freddie King & Johnny Winter, John Mayall & Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller & Joe Sample, Bobby Mcferrin & The Yellowjackets, Rick Wakeman & Jon Lord,…

This week In Jazz Legends 29/52

Deodato, The Zawinul Syndicate, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, Benny Goodman, Vi Redd, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Arista All Stars, Rahsaan Roland Kirk

This week In Jazz Legends 27/52

Stan Getz Quartet, Pat Metheny Group, Astor Piazzolla, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Buddy Rich, Modern Jazz Quartet, Louis Armstrong, Jaco Pastorius, Lionel Hampton, Billy Cobham, George Duke Band, John Coltrane, Don Ellis

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

We remember George Duke. ‘ReCounted’

This day (August 5, 2013inLos Angeles, California, died George Duke, a multi-faceted American musician,keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer .Tracklist : 1 . w/ Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong (2012) 2 . Leverkusener Jazztage Live (2011) 3 . w/ Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller & Vinnie Colaiuta - It'S On 4 . w/ Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me 5 . w/ Marcus Miller,…

Mahavishnu Orchestra record their second studio album : ‘Birds of Fire’ (1973)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Birds of Fire' is the second studio (and the last by the original line-up) album recorded during August 1972 and released in March 1973 by C.B.S.1 . Hope & Celestial Terrestrial Commuters 2 . Hope / One Word 3 . Resolution 4 . Full ABC Concert Track listing : 1.Birds of Fire (John McLaughlin) - 05:50 . 2.Miles Beyond (Miles Davis) - 04:47 . 3.Celestial Terrestrial…

Happy Birthday Al Di Meola. ‘Sundancer’

This day (July 22, 1954), in Jersey City, New Jersey, is born Al Di Meola, an American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, Tracklist : 1 . Orient Blue (2020) 2 . Solo / Because (2019) 3 . Mediterranean Sundance/Río Grande (2018) 4 . w/ Steve Vai (2017) 5 . Song to The Pharaoh King (2016) 6 . Eleanor Rigby (2014) 7 . w/ G3 Jam – Rockin in the Free World (2012) 8 . If (2010) 9 . Egyptian Danza 10…

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin record ‘Love Devotion Surrender’ with their respective bands (1973)

'Love Devotion Surrender' by Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin is an album recorded with their respective bands, Santana and The Mahavishnu Orchestra and released on July 20, 1973 by Columbia.1 . Naima (Montreux, 2011) 2 . The Life Divine (Live) 3 . Switzerland 2016 Full Concert Track Listing : 1.A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) - 07:48 . 2.Naima (John Coltrane) - 03:09 . 3.The Life Divine…

Happy Birthday Brian Auger. ‘First Hammond Man’

This day (July 18, 1939), in London, England, is born Brian Auger, a jazz and rock keyboardist playing the Hammond organ.Tracklist : 1 . The Trinity - Black Cat (1968) 2 . Trinity Feat. Savannah Grace - Season Of The Witch 3 . w/ Billy Cobham, Gambale & Novecento - Live (2007) 4 . Happiness Is Just Around The Bend (2004) 5 . Light My Fire 6 . w/ Eric Burdon - Tobacco Road (1991) 7 . Oblivion…

CTI publish Eumir Deodato’s ‘Deodato 2’ featuring John Tropea and Stanley Clarke (1973)

Eumir Deodato's 'Deodato 2' is an album recorded with John Tropea & Stanley Clarke and released on July 18, 1973 by Cti.1 . Skyscrapers (Leverkusen Forum) 2 . Skyscrapers (Sesc Brasil) 3 . Super Strut (w/ Euro Groove Department, Arona, Italy, 2011) 4 . Superstrut 5 . Rhapsody in Blue (Sesc Brasil) Track Listing : 1.Nights In White Satin (Justin Hayward) - 06:01 . 2.Pavane For A Dead Princess…

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…