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Billy Cobham on World Cafe | February 13, 2013

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From his 1970s breakthrough as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra to his influential role as a leading drummer in the style of jazz and jazz-fusion, Billy Cobham remains a powerful musical explorer. Born in Panama, raised in New York and residing in Switzerland, he translates his multicultural experience into a blend of jazz, rock and funk.

Cobham has produced more than 40 albums and collaborated with artists like Miles Davis, John McLaughlin and the Brecker Brothers, and he's in the midst of a tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of his debut album, Spectrum. Here, he talks with host David Dye about recording with Miles Davis and communicating with bandmates both on and off stage. (Link)

Tracklisting

 

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The Beatles "Things We Said Today" A Hard Day’s Night

Steve Earle "I’m Looking Through You" Train A Coming

The Lumineers "Submarines" The Lumineers

Dawes "Time Spent in Los Angeles" Nothing Is Wrong

Massive Attack "Safe From Harm" Blue Lines

((Billy Cobham "Stratus" Spectrum))

Billy Cobham "Quadrant 4" Spectrum

Billy Cobham "Stratus" Spectrum

Billy Cobham "Spectrum" Spectrum

((Billy Cobham "Spectrum" Spectrum))

The xx "Sunset" Coexist

DeVotchKa "The Clockwise Witness" A Mad and Faithful Telling

((The Ting Tings "Shut Up and Let Me Go" We Started Nothing))

The Pretenders "Time The Avenger" Learning to Crawl

The Modern Lovers "Roadrunner" The Modern Lovers

John Murry "Photograph" The Graceless Age

The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony" Urban Hymns

Yo La Tengo "Ohm" Fade

((Minus The Bear "Steel & Blood" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

David Wax Museum "Harder Before it Gets Easier" Knock Knock Get Up

John Butler Trio "Zebra" Sunrise Over Sea

Gary Clark Jr. "Ain’t Messin’ Around" Blak and Blu

Leagues "Spotlight" You Belong Here

((Geology "Along the Road" The Neighboring Sea))

Alt-J "Breezeblocks" An Awesome Wave

Fanfarlo "The Walls Are Coming Down" Reservoir

Nick Drake "River Man" Five Leaves Left

Mumford & Sons "Whispers in the Dark" Babel