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Birthname: William C. Cobham
Nationality: Panamanian
Born: May 16 1944


Biography

Billy Cobham began his recording sessions in March of 1981 for the London produced album Stratus with a short solo. Otherwise he allowed his newly formed band, Glassmenagerie, the liberty to evolve freely between the nonchalance of Rock and the grooviness of Jazz.

Billy Cobham, who had perfected his techniques to the point that they maintained their effect even in the smallest nuances, surrendered himself entirely to the relaxed playing style which was revealed in a stylistically open manner on tracks such as the one composed by the skilled pianist and sound specialist Gil Goldstein. “Drum ... Read more

Billy Cobham began his recording sessions in March of 1981 for the London produced album Stratus with a short solo. Otherwise he allowed his newly formed band, Glassmenagerie, the liberty to evolve freely between the nonchalance of Rock and the grooviness of Jazz.

Billy Cobham, who had perfected his techniques to the point that they maintained their effect even in the smallest nuances, surrendered himself entirely to the relaxed playing style which was revealed in a stylistically open manner on tracks such as the one composed by the skilled pianist and sound specialist Gil Goldstein. “Drum Solo,” a study which demonstrated Cobham’s drumming genius on double bass drum, cymbals and snare, must surely suffice for drum enthusiasts. Apart from that there are filigree interactions between Cobham and bassist Tim Landers, or the sensitive guitarist Mike Stern, who shines with technical brilliance in his piece called “Brooze.”

Stratus arouses a new passion for the fusion music developed by Cobham and others in the 1970’s. Next to Mike Stern, who has proven himself as an excellent jazz-rocker, Tim Landers, who joined up with Billy Cobham for the 80’s tour, and stylistically undefined Gil Goldstein, the musical cast is completed by the Polish violinist and lyricon player Michal Urbaniak. With his innovative violin sound, enhanced through the use of electronic effects, he delivers his most striking performance on the album in his piece “Kasia.”

Possibly the best track from this excellent work, in terms of technical expertise and sensory perception, is Cobham’s own composition “AC/DC”, in which he competently transfers his Latin American technique onto his American drum set. For Cobham fans, Stratus truly is an essential album in the comprehensive work of a trend-setting jazz-rock drummer.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Billy Cobham began his recording sessions in March of 1981 for the London produced album Stratus with a short solo. Otherwise he allowed his newly formed band, Glassmenagerie, the liberty to evolve freely between the nonchalance of Rock and the grooviness of Jazz.

Billy Cobham, who had perfected his techniques to the point that they maintained their effect even in the smallest nuances, surrendered himself entirely to the relaxed playing style which was revealed in a stylistically open manner on tracks such as the one composed by the skilled pianist and sound specialist Gil Goldstein. “Drum Solo,” a study which demonstrated Cobham’s drumming genius on double bass drum, cymbals and snare, must surely suffice for drum enthusiasts. Apart from that there are filigree interactions between Cobham and bassist Tim Landers, or the sensitive guitarist Mike Stern, who shines with technical brilliance in his piece called “Brooze.”

Stratus arouses a new passion for the fusion music developed by Cobham and others in the 1970’s. Next to Mike Stern, who has proven himself as an excellent jazz-rocker, Tim Landers, who joined up with Billy Cobham for the 80’s tour, and stylistically undefined Gil Goldstein, the musical cast is completed by the Polish violinist and lyricon player Michal Urbaniak. With his innovative violin sound, enhanced through the use of electronic effects, he delivers his most striking performance on the album in his piece “Kasia.”

Possibly the best track from this excellent work, in terms of technical expertise and sensory perception, is Cobham’s own composition “AC/DC”, in which he competently transfers his Latin American technique onto his American drum set. For Cobham fans, Stratus truly is an essential album in the comprehensive work of a trend-setting jazz-rock drummer.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Billy Cobham began his recording sessions in March of 1981 for the London produced album Stratus with a short solo. Otherwise he allowed his newly formed band, Glassmenagerie, the liberty to evolve freely between the nonchalance of Rock and the grooviness of Jazz.

Billy Cobham, who had perfected his techniques to the point that they maintained their effect even in the smallest nuances, surrendered himself entirely to the relaxed playing style which was revealed in a stylistically open manner on tracks such as the one composed by the skilled pianist and sound specialist Gil Goldstein. “Drum Solo,” a study which demonstrated Cobham’s drumming genius on double bass drum, cymbals and snare, must surely suffice for drum enthusiasts. Apart from that there are filigree interactions between Cobham and bassist Tim Landers, or the sensitive guitarist Mike Stern, who shines with technical brilliance in his piece called “Brooze.”

Stratus arouses a new passion for the fusion music developed by Cobham and others in the 1970’s. Next to Mike Stern, who has proven himself as an excellent jazz-rocker, Tim Landers, who joined up with Billy Cobham for the 80’s tour, and stylistically undefined Gil Goldstein, the musical cast is completed by the Polish violinist and lyricon player Michal Urbaniak. With his innovative violin sound, enhanced through the use of electronic effects, he delivers his most striking performance on the album in his piece “Kasia.”

Possibly the best track from this excellent work, in terms of technical expertise and sensory perception, is Cobham’s own composition “AC/DC”, in which he competently transfers his Latin American technique onto his American drum set. For Cobham fans, Stratus truly is an essential album in the comprehensive work of a trend-setting jazz-rock drummer.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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