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Billy Cobham:The Greatest Living Drummer on the Planet!

Exclusive Interview with Legendary Drummer & Composer Billy Cobham

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Billy Cobham played as a drummer in pianist Horace Silver's band and toured the U.S. with him throughout the late 1960s. He then left to partake in Miles Davis' fusion ensemble where he can be heard on Davis classics such as 'Like-Evil' and 'A Tribute to Jack Johnson'. Eventually Cobham parted ways from Davis' group to work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he was able to further explore his technique and fusion style which influenced many for years to come.

After deciding to part ways with the Orchestra, Cobham started his own band, Spectrum and signed with Atlantic Records. Spectrum's debut album featured a mix of jazz, funk and rock that allowed Cobham to further experiment with percussion.

In 2001 Cobham was named one of the 25 Most Influential Drummers by Modern Drummer magazine. He paved the way for future drummers by changing the way percussion is set up, the way it is played and enjoyed.

In 2011 Cobham started teaching drums online at the Billy Cobham School of Drums which is a ArtistWorks Drum Academy. In 2018 Cobham toured across the US a performance series called "Crosswinds Project" which was his way of revisiting his second album, Crosswinds. The tour re-comprised his original work from the 1970's which continued into 2019 as a celebration of Cobham's 75th birthday. Cobham continues to tour worldwide. Interviewing the Legends declares Billy Cobham as the greatest living drummer in the world!

Please welcome the greatest living drummer on the planet … BILLY COBHAM to Interviewing the Legends.

Special thanks to Nancy Balik of SPECTRUM 40PR for arranging this interview with Billy Cobham

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The Zoom interview can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/c/InterviewingtheLegends in its entirety.

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