Rudiments: The Billy Cobham Anthology (2001, Rhino)
Billy Cobham: Rudiments: The Billy Cobham Anthology (2001, Rhino)
In 1973 Billy Cobham broke from the Mahavishnu ranks and became a bandleader in his own right, crafting some of the most exciting (and occasionally generic) fusion of the 70s and 80s. He started the ball rolling that year with Spectrum , an Atlantic issue which included Mahavishnu keyboardist Jan Hammer, session bassist Lee Sklar, and young guitar wizard Tommy Bolin. Later gatherings under the titanic drummer's leadership featured keyboardist George Duke, bassists John Williams, Alphonso Johnson and Alex Blake, the Brecker Brothers (trumpeter Randy and reedman Michael), guitarists John Scofield and John Abercrombie, and many others. Rudiments collects some of Cobham's best tracks recorded for the Atlantic label, focusing largely upon his amazing drum skills and respectable compositions.
01. Quadrant 4 02. Stratus 03. Anxiety/Taurian Matador 04. Snoopy's Search/Red Baron 05. All 4 One (outtake) 06. The Pleasant Pheasant 07. Spanish Moss 08. Flash Flood 09. Solarization 10. Lunarputians 11. Moon Germs 12. Total Eclipse
01. Shabazz 02. Some Skunk Funk 03. A Funky Thide Of Sings 04. Panhandler Listen 05. Neu Rock N' Roll (outtake) 06. Life & Times 07. 29 08. Earthlings 09. Hip Pockets - The Billy Cobham/George Duke Band 10. Juicy - The Billy Cobham/George Duke Band 11. Do What Cha Wanna - The Billy Cobham/George Duke Band 12. Arroyo
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art." - CHARLIE PARKER