Billy Cobham

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William Emanuel "Billy" Cobham (born May 16, 1944, 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, and on countless CTI releases, Cobham according to Allmusic's reviewer is "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer with an influential style that combines explosive power and exacting precision.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1973 Spectrum Billy Cobham 8
1974 Crosswinds Billy Cobham 3
1974 Total Eclipse Billy Cobham 6
1975 A Funky Thide of Sings Billy Cobham 4
1976 Life & Times Billy Cobham 2
1983 Smokin' Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie 1
1985 Johannes Faber's Consortium Johannes Faber's Consortium featuring Billy Cobham, Dave King, Christof Lauer, Jörg Reiter 1
1985 Warning Billy Cobham 1
1986 Powerplay Billy Cobham 2
1989 Incoming Billy Cobham 1
1990 Stratus Billy Cobham 2
1994 The Traveler Billy Cobham 1
1996 Nordic Billy Cobham 3
1998 Focused Billy Cobham 4 1
1998 Magic / Simplicity of Expression: Depth of Thought Billy Cobham 1
1999 By Design Billy Cobham 1
1999 Nordic / Off Color Billy Cobham 1
2000 Inner Conflicts Billy Cobham 1
2001 The Art of Three Billy Cobham 3
2002 Culture Mix Billy Cobham 1
2002 Drum'n'voice: All That Groove Billy Cobham 1
2006 Art of Four Billy Cobham 1
2008 De Cuba y de Panamá Billy Cobham and Asere 1
2008 Fruit From The Loom Billy Cobham 1
2009 Drum 'n' Voice 3 Billy Cobham 1
2010 Palindrome Billy Cobham 1
2011 Drum 'n' Voices, Volumes I + II Billy Cobham 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 The Best Of Compilation Billy Cobham 1
1988 Billy's Best Hits Compilation Billy Cobham 1
2001 The Billy Cobham Anthology Compilation Billy Cobham 1
2001 Many Years BC Compilation Billy Cobham 1
2012 Original Album Series Compilation Billy Cobham 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1978 Alivemutherforya Live Billy Cobham 2
1994 Flight Time Live Billy Cobham 1
1994 Live at the Greek Live Stanley Clarke feat. Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham, Deron Johnson & Najee 2
2005 New York Cool: Live at the Blue Note Live Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham 1
2006 Meeting of the Spirits Live Billy Cobham, Colin Towns & HR-Bigband 1
2011 Live in Leverkusen Live Billy Cobham Band 1
Mississippi Knights: Live Live Billy Cobham 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1979 Tender Variations - Original Soundtrack aus dem Film "Der Windhund" Soundtrack Chet Baker, Billy Cobham. Ron Carter, Larry Coryell, Hubert Laws, Hubert Rostaing 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1975 Shabazz Live Billy Cobham 3

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