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Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham

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Billy Cobham (1992)

Interview by Tony Scherman, Rock's Backpages audio, 1993

Between demonstrations of drum techniques and expositions on the philosophy of drumming, Cobham talks about his African and Caribbean roots; his Panamanian family background, and their move to New York City; starting out drumming and listening to big band jazz; his education in drum & bugle corps, and marching bands in Queens; his education at the High School of Music & Art in New York, and joining the military and his time at the Naval School of Music.

File format: mp3; file size: 100.5mb, total interview length: 1h 44' 42" sound quality: ***

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Billy Cobham: The Pulse Behind the Horace Silver 5

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 14 December 1968

IT'S BEEN a very good year for drummers. ...

On Leave From Mahavishnu, Drummer Billy Cobham Gets His Chance: Solo

Interview by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 31 January 1974

LOS ANGELES – "I never felt my music was ever really wanted by the Mahavishnu Orchestra," complained drummer Billy Cobham. "I tried having them use ...

Mahavishnu Orchestra: Cobham — it ended in total fiasco

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 2 February 1974

LONDON: Love, peace and perfection are difficult enough to attain in society, let alone in music. ...

Billy Cobham: When This Man Plays Drums, He Thinks Of A Box Trying To Roll

Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 26 July 1975

BRIAN CASE interviews BILLY COBHAM, the Buddy Rich of the seventies. ...

The Producers: Ken Scott

Interview by Chas de Whalley, International Musician & Recording World, January 1986

Ken Scott muses on his journey from Bowie to Kajagoogoo. Chas de Whalley listens attentively ...

Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 21 April 1986

WITH HIS explosive playing style and highly developed technique, Billy Cobham earned the dubious accolade among rock audiences, unused to such an advanced jazz playing ...

see also Mahavishnu Orchestra


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