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Album Review

Recorded live at Compass Point Hotel in the Bahamas in 1997, this double-disc album features legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham performing with his quartet. Backing Cobham here are guitarist Carl Orr, bassist Stefan Rademacher, and keyboardist Gary Husband. This is highly engaging fusion and post-bop-influenced jazz.

Biography

Born: May 16, 1944 in Panama

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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. At his best, Cobham harnessed his amazing dexterity into thundering, high-octane hybrids of jazz complexity and rock & roll aggression. He was capable of subtler, funkier grooves on the one hand, and awe-inspiring...
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Compass Point, Billy Cobham
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Rock
  • Released: Jun 18, 2013

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