Billy Cobham, born May 16, 1944 in Panama, is one of the world’s most influential drummers, best known for his jazz fusion in the 1970s, with John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he pioneered a powerful style of drumming with jazz, rock and funk influences.
He is the first drummer to unseat Buddy Rich in the Down Beat music polls.Cobham has played and recorded with hundreds of top musicians, including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Larry Coryell, and Horace Silver; and is famous for his explosive, fast, spectacular playing.
He has been sampled, most famously by Massive Attack in their tune “Safe from Harm”, centered on the beat and bassline of Cobham’s “Stratus”, from his debut album Spectrum, as well as on Souls of Mischief’s “93 Til Infinity” from the song “Heather” on his album “Crosswinds.
”Fans of Cobham’s should check out the “Spectrum” lp featuring Tommy Bolin (of Deep Purple, James Gang and Zephyr fame) on lead guitar.
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Billy Cobham performs blues, funk, jazz music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Billy Cobham for your event is $30,000 - $75,000. Billy Cobham has more than 141.2K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are Jean-Luc Ponty, Dennis Chambers, Return to Forever, Lenny White, Alain Caron, Mike Stern, John McLaughlin, Frank Gambale, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Tribal Tech, Steps Ahead, Stanley Clarke, Larry Coryell, Brand X . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Billy Cobham for an upcoming event.
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