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Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham
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William Emanuel "Billy" Cobham (born May 16, 1944 in Panama) is a Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who permanently relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s. Coming to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with Mahavishnu Orchestra, Allmusic's reviewer claims Cobham is "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer with an influential style that combines explosive power and exacting precision."
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http://billycobham.com
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Nik Turner — Space Fusion Odyssey Nik Turner — Space Fusion Odyssey
(Cleopatra CLP2302, 2015, CD)
Larry Coryell — Spaces Revisited Larry Coryell — Spaces Revisited
(Shanachie 5033, 1997, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Passion Peter Gabriel — Passion
(Geffen Records 9 24206-2, 1989, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Mahavishnu Mahavishnu Orchestra — Mahavishnu
(Wounded Bird WOU 5190, 1984/2002, CD)
Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie — Stratus Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie — Stratus
(Inak 813, 1981/1990, CD)
Billy Cobham — Life and Times Billy Cobham — Life and Times
(Wounded Bird WOU 8166, 1976/2000, CD)
Stanley Clarke — School Days Stanley Clarke — School Days
(Epic EK 36975, 1976/2005, CD)
Billy Cobham — Shabazz Billy Cobham — Shabazz
(Wounded Bird WOU 8139, 1975/2006, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Visions of the Emerald Beyond Mahavishnu Orchestra — Visions of the Emerald Beyond
(Columbia PC 33411, 1975, LP)
Miles Davis — Big Fun Miles Davis — Big Fun
(Columbia C2K 63973, 1974/2000, 2CD)
Billy Cobham — Crosswinds Billy Cobham — Crosswinds
(Wounded Bird WOU 7300, 1974/2000, CD)
Miles Davis — Get up with It Miles Davis — Get up with It
(Columbia C2K 63970, 1974/2000, 2CD)
Billy Cobham — Total Eclipse Billy Cobham — Total Eclipse
(Wounded Bird WOU 8121, 1974/2000, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Between Nothingness and Eternity Mahavishnu Orchestra — Between Nothingness and Eternity
(Columbia CK 32766, 1973/1985, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Birds of Fire Mahavishnu Orchestra — Birds of Fire
(Columbia KC 31996, 1973, LP)
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin — Love Devotion Surrender Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin — Love Devotion Surrender
(Columbia CK 32034, 1973/1988, CD)
Billy Cobham — Spectrum Billy Cobham — Spectrum
(Atlantic 7268-2, 1973/1992, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — The Inner Mounting Flame Mahavishnu Orchestra — The Inner Mounting Flame
(Columbia KC 31067, 1971, LP)
Miles Davis — Jack Johnson (aka A Tribute to Jack Johnson) Miles Davis — Jack Johnson (aka A Tribute to Jack Johnson)
(Columbia CK 93599, 1971/2005, CD)
Miles Davis — Live-Evil Miles Davis — Live-Evil
(Columbia C2K 65135, 1971/1997, 2CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — The Lost Trident Sessions Mahavishnu Orchestra — The Lost Trident Sessions
(Columbia CK 65959, 1971/1999, CD)
John McLaughlin — My Goal's Beyond John McLaughlin — My Goal's Beyond
(Douglas Music AD-03, 1971/2004, CD)
Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
(Columbia C4K 65570, 1970/1998, 4CD)
Larry Coryell — Spaces Larry Coryell — Spaces
(Vanguard VMD 79345, 1970/2012, CD)

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