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Billy Cobham - Shabazz FLAC album

Performer: Billy Cobham
Genre: Jazz
Title: Shabazz
Country: US
Released: 1975
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1863 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1781 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1931 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 206

Spectrum" and this live album "Shabazz" are my two favourite Billy Cobham albums. It's not even close actually with the rest of his discography as they fall far behind these two gems. These two albums compliment each other well as they sound quite different from one another with two very different lineups. This album has John Abercrombie on guitar and we get the Brecker brothers on sax and trumpet. Cobham is the star here though and the album begins and ends with his talent on full display

Spectrum is the debut solo album by jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album was heavily influenced by the music of Miles Davis, with whom Cobham had previously collaborated extensively, and Cobham's previous band Mahavishnu Orchestra. The song "Stratus" appears in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV of the radio station "Fusion FM", as well as being the main sample in the Massive Attack hit "Safe from Harm".

The discography of fusion and Jazz drummer Billy Cobham includes solo, collaborative, and work playing on other artists' albums. Total Eclipse (1974). Life & Times (1976). The Billy Cobham–George Duke Band: "Live" on Tour in Europe (1976). Alivemutherforya with Steve Khan, Alphonso Johnson and Tom Scott (1978). Inner Conflicts (1978). Simplicity of Expression: Depth of Thought (1978).

More albums from Billy Cobham: Paradox by Billy Cobham. By Design by Billy Cobham. Powerplay by Billy Cobham. Picture This by Billy Cobham. Life & Times by Billy Cobham. Palindrome by Billy Cobham. Warning by Billy Cobham. View all albums . Shabazz. 2. Taurian Matador (Revised). 3. Red Baron (Revised). More albums from Billy Cobham: Paradox by Billy Cobham.

Meeting of the Spirits (A Celebration of the Mahavishnu Orchestra).

The Billy Cobham band recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland and London, England in July 1974. Tracklist: 1. Shabazz (13:50) 2. Taurian Matador (Revised) (5:28) 3. Red Baron (Revised) (6:39) 4. Tenth Pinn (13:59). All compositions written & arranged by William E. Cobham, Jr. Musicians: Billy Cobham: percussion John Abercrombie: guitar Michael Brecker: saxophone Randy Brecker: trumpet Glen Ferris: trombone Milcho Leviev: Keyboards Alex Blake: bass(2). Produced by Ken Scott(2).

Shabazz (Recorded Live In Europe), 2007. Shabazz (Recorded Live In Europe), 2007.

Band Name Billy Cobham. Data de aparición Julio 1974. Labels WEA Atlantic Records Wounded Bird Records. Estilo MusicalJazz Rock. Miembros poseen este álbum0. Saber más. Other productions from Billy Cobham. Drum'n'Voice Vol. Art of Four.


A1 Shabazz
A2 Taurian Matador (Revised)
B1 Red Baron (Revised)
B2 Tenth Pinn

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  • Made By – Warner-Pioneer Corporation


  • Art Direction – Bob Defrin
  • Bass – Alex Blake
  • Engineer [Recording & Remix], Producer – Ken Scott
  • Guitar – John Abercrombie
  • Keyboards – Milcho Leviev
  • Mastered By – George Piros
  • Saxophone – Michael Brecker
  • Trombone – Glenn Ferris
  • Trumpet – Randy Brecker


Taurian Matador was recorded at the Montreux Music Festival, Switzerland, on July 4, 1974. All other compositions recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England on July 13, 1974.

Produced for Bilham Cobly Productions, Inc.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 18139 Billy Cobham Shabazz ‎(LP, Album, PR) Atlantic SD 18139 US 1975
HATS 421-165 Billy Cobham Shabazz ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic HATS 421-165 Spain 1975
ATL 50147, ATL 50 147 Billy Cobham Shabazz (Recorded Live In Europe) ‎(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50147, ATL 50 147 Germany Unknown
ATL 50147 Billy Cobham Shabazz [Recorded Live In Europe] ‎(LP, Album, TP) Atlantic ATL 50147 Germany 1975
50 147 Billy Cobham Shabazz ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic 50 147 France 1975